Camus Cognac is celebrating 150 years as an independent, family-owned company. It is the fifth largest producer of the refined distilled wine product (which is brandy produced inside the Cognac region of France). The four larger cognac producers are all owned by conglomerates, making Camus the largest independent producer of cognac in the world with sales in 2012 reaching 150 million euros ($198 million). It is also the youngest of the established multi-national producers.
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Camus just launched the Rarissimes Bons Bois Vintage 1940, this Cognac is very exceptional as Bons Bois normally won’t age much longer than 20-30 years. Also the Bons Bois region isn’t used much for producing Cognac. In general, the Bons Bois taste is: light, pleasant with a touch of earthiness.
According the House of Camus, this Camus Rarissimes Cru Bons Bois vintage 1940 is one of the oldest vintages officially recognised in the Cognac AOC.
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The Camus Ile de Re series is a great success! Because of this success, the Ile de Ré XO is adjusted so it can better be described as a Ile de Ré Cognac.
Ile de Ré is a small island off the coast of the Cognac region, which is also a part of the Cognac region, Cognacs from this island are because of the sea influences, saltier and more maritime than Cognacs from the mainland. It is good to have these differences within the Cognac-region!
Camus has collected a handful of drinks business awards for its flagship brand Camus Cuvée 3.128 and two of its Camus Ile de Ré Cognacs.
Camus Cuvée 3.128, unveiled to the travel retail trade at the 2008 TFWA World Exhibition, received a gold medal in the vintage category at the Drinks Business Cognac Master Awards.