In the Godet’s way, cognac is a family matter.
Once upon in 1550 Bonaventure Godet, a Dutch merchant, set up in La Rochelle area to export salt and wines. At that time, Holland was the first importer of white wines. Dutch people burned the wine until having a liquid easy to transport. It was brandy wine, then brandy and then cognac after the phylloxera.
Anyhow the Cognac history was on its way and so was the Godet family, whom the “good king” Henry IV granted the wearing of a sword thanks to the quality of their brandies.
The story goes from father to son until the official registration of the Cognac Godet company in 1782 in La Rochelle. Jean-Jacques Godet, takes over 10 generations in 1984. Today, his three sons are standing for Cognac Godet all over the world.
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