In 1795, Jean-Baptiste Antoine Otard founded the Otard distillery in Cognac, France. The company headquarters has been located in the castle of Cognac since 1796. A historic building with an impressive history. The large castle cellar offers sufficient space and optimal conditions for storing the distillates. In 1991, the family business was bought and taken over by Martini & Rossi S.p. A., an Italian group. Today, the Otard distillery belongs to Bacardi, an American group based in Bermuda. Otard VSOP is characterized by an intense floral bouquet with a slight vanilla note that develops during the four to five years of aging. Tasting notes:Color: Dark gold. Nose: Rich, floral, hints of lime leaves, pears, tobacco, vanilla. Taste: Rounded, soft, fruity, vanilla, touch of spice. Finish: Long lasting, spicy.