The Monnet Cognac house was founded in 1838 by a small group of vineyard owners calling themselves the “Company of Vineyard Owners of Cognac.” In 1897, the company took the name of its President, Jean-Gabriel Monnet and took the salamander as their emblem The mythically fire-resistant salamander was the crest of the King Francois I, the first French monarch of the Renaissance, who was born in Cognac. It also symbolizes how Monnet stills are heated by open flames. While Monnet cognac is aging in oak barrels, regulations state that the cellarmaster cannot even enter the room in order preserve the purity and integrity of Monnet. If the cellarmaster wants to check the cognac, a representative of the French National Cognac Bureau has to unlock the door for them. Monnet VSOP is the color of pure amber. Longer oak aging imbues a greater aroma of vanilla, with notes of walnut, dried fruits, and hints of leather.
2 ounces of Monnet VSOP Cognac 4 ounces of tonic water Ice cubesMonnet Sunshine
1 ounce of Monnet VSOP Cognac 1 ounce of Stroh Rum 1 tablespoon of simple syrupMonnet Summit
2 ounces of Monnet VSOP Cognac 4 thin slices of fresh ginger 1 lime peel 3 ounces of fresh lemonadeMonnet Fizz
1 ounce Monnet VS or VSOP 12cl fresh lemon juice Ice cubes