The esteemed ABK6 Cognac brand continues its tradition of marrying art and craftsmanship with the launch of its fourth annual Artist Collection. Introduced in 2019 as a celebration of the symbiotic relationship between art and Cognac, this coveted collection showcases the talents of local artists while offering enthusiasts a sensory journey through the heart of French terroir.

For its latest iteration, ABK6 enlisted the creative prowess of Audrey Sedano, a visionary visual artist, illustrator, and comic book author. Drawing inspiration from the picturesque landscapes of the Charente region, Sedano’s artwork captures the essence of the terroir, weaving a narrative of tradition and innovation.

Crafted from select Ugni Blanc grapes sourced from the esteemed Fins Bois and Petit Champagne crus of Cognac, ABK6 Reserve Artist No.4 is a testament to the brand’s commitment to quality and authenticity. Following meticulous aging in new oak barrels for six to eight months, the eaux-de-vie is transferred to seasoned barrels for further maturation, imparting depth and complexity to the final expression.

Upon tasting, ABK6 Reserve Artist No.4 reveals a symphony of flavors, with intense and elegant aromas of apple, candied plum, cinnamon, and vanilla tantalizing the senses. On the palate, balanced woody notes intertwine with luscious fruit undertones, culminating in a harmonious finish that lingers on the palate.

Bottled at 40% ABV and presented in a sleek 700ml bottle, ABK6 Reserve Artist No.4 is a limited release that embodies the spirit of craftsmanship and creativity. Priced at €78 (US$83), this exquisite expression will be available in May 2024, offering enthusiasts the opportunity to embark on a sensory exploration of French artistry and terroir.

Founded in 2005 by Francis Abecassis, ABK6 Cognac is renowned for its commitment to producing single estate Cognac, with grapes sourced from the family’s vineyards along the banks of the Charente River. In addition to the Artist Collection, the brand’s portfolio includes esteemed labels such as Leyrat, Reviseur, and Grands Domaines, each reflecting the brand’s dedication to quality and heritage.

As ABK6 continues to captivate aficionados worldwide, its latest release stands as a testament to the brand’s unwavering pursuit of excellence and innovation. With each sip, enthusiasts are invited to savor the artistry of Audrey Sedano and the rich heritage of ABK6 Cognac, forging a connection that transcends time and borders. Cheers to the art of Cognac, embodied in every drop of ABK6 Reserve Artist No.4.