One of the worlds best sommeliers and a master blender have joined forces with Exsto Cognac in an unprecedented move to create a modern, vibrant and memorable spirit.
Making its global debut in Singapore, Julie Dupouy (The World’s Best Female Sommelier 2016) and Sabrina Duong (CEO of Exsto Cognac, and seventh generation master-blender Géraud Vallantin-Dulac) have created a high-quality brandy inspired by heritage, tradition and craft.
“A good sommelier lives and breathes wines and spirits and has cultivated a unique understanding of aromas and flavours by exploring the world’s best foods and drinks,” said Sabrina, CEO of Exsto Cognac.
“Julie’s skills and experience make her the perfect choice to create this new style of cognac. Julie is an inspiring woman and we share a vision of adopting a more feminine approach to what is often perceived to be a man’s drink.”
“As a sommelier, I analyse wines and spirits in great detail but I rarely get to create anything. When Sabrina contacted me to ask me to collaborate with Exsto Cognac, I saw the opportunity to participate in the genesis of something special and express myself through a product I am extremely passionate about. I also felt that this venture was a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the process of creating a high-quality product and bringing it to market.” said Julie.