Martell Caractère pays tribute to the daring spirit of our visionary founder, Jean Martell. As an immigrant to France, he founded the House from scratch at the age of 21, in 1715. He proved to be a discerning entrepreneur with exceptional strength of character, overcoming several bankruptcies to eventually develop his business into the leading prestige Cognac house it has been ever since. Everything in Martell Caractère reclaims the spirit of Jean Martell, starting with the harsh soils of the Domaine Jean Martell which create the most tasteful wines and eaux-de-vie. These grapes from the toughest vineyards are distilled twice without leas and aged in fine grain French oak barrel according to the 300 years of expertise of the Martell House. The result is a refined blend of boldness & refinement.