In 1858, Amedee-Edouard DOR, scion of an old Cognac family, embarked upon the unusual and painstaking task that was to occupy the whole of his life. His passion was for Cognacs of noble distinction. With dogged determination, he hunted, selected and collected the finest Cognacs. After decades (70 years and more) of ageing in oak casks, free from mixture or admixture, some of these venerable cognacs from the Grande Champagne area – whence the best Cognacs come – were carefully decanted, once their aroma had reached its fullest ripeness, into wax-sealed demijohns, where they could be preserved and conserved intact. Today, these glass vessels hold the precious nectars hostage there where they slumber in a secret cellar known as “Paradise”, where nothing has changed since its creation, and where they proudly display their prestigious vintages. The pride of our firm, an incomparable heritage of vintage cognacs dating generally from before the time when the dreaded phylloxera struck in 1874, they have kept their precious contents intact for more than a century and a half, and justified the standard of our worldwide renown. They are the heart of Cognac A.E.DOR.
A.E. Dor For Cigar Cognac is a cognac specially designed to be an accompaniment to a cigar, put together by AE Dor. It’s a blend that includes Petite and Grande Champagne Cognacs as well as a number of spirits that have been aged in new oak casks – this gives an extra woodiness that helps the Cognac stand up to a cigar’s flavors. To elaborate on A.E. Dor For Cigar Cognac, this one of a kind cognac has been made by blending numerous cognacs including the noblest (Grande and Petite Champagne in a large share). The new oak brings a slight excess of “wood” which, with a stronger alcohol content of 42%, offers a perfect cognac for demanding amateurs. It harmonizes a great finesse with a strong and well-built character. This cognac develops and integrates the aromatic fragrances of the cigar.