Here are some tasting notes of Braastad VSOP
On the eye: light caramel
On the nose: fruity and some hints of fleures
The taste: quite balanced, soft and some brown chocolate
Finish: normal finish
The Cru: Fins Bois and Petite Champagne.
The average age is 8 years
The Braastad VSOP won a Gold Medal in 2003 for Best VSOP Cognac.
A bit about the background and history of the company and family of Braastad:
Sverre Braastad (1879 – 1979) arrived 1898 in Charente, coming from Norway. The man started working in a Cognac trading house Tiffon in Jarnac. Now, Sverre fell in love with Edith Rousseau, the daughter of the founder of that certain house of Tiffon. Médéric Rousseau founded Tiffon in 1875. They married in 1913; later on Sverre took over the business of Tiffon.
Still a familiy business: Sverre Braastad’s children and grandchildren today manage the company. Sverre died in 1979 at the Chateau de Triac which is family owned. The Château de Triac is the home of Tiffon and Braastad. It is situated in the cru Petite Champagne in the Cognac area.
The family does everything inhouse, from growing the grapes to botteling. A real tradition.