Pierre Ferrand Original Formula 1840 Cognac
Pierre Ferrand today introduced its new Cognac, titled 1840 Original Formula. In name and style, the spirit harkens back to the 19th century, when Cognac was a popular component in cocktails. Rather than rare, old Cognacs meant for sipping, Cognac cocktails in the 1800s typically featured "three star" Cognacs. These were young and lively, yet darker and richer in flavor (and higher in proof) than today's equivalents. Over the years, this style fell by the wayside along with Cognac cocktails in general.