Bache Gabrielsen Tre Kors Fine VS Cognac
A VS Cognac and one of the most popular in Norway
Tre Kors is blended from 25% Grande Champagne and Petite Champagne and 75% Fins Bois cognac. It is matured in casks for minimum 2 years. Deep amber colour. Lively, youthful bouquet marked by fruit and with something of the character of young Grande Champagne. Soft, rounded attack, but a relatively light, fruity finish.
This Cognac represents the story of prohibition and Norwegian ingenuity. During the period 1916–1926 the sale of liquor was prohibited. Liquor could still be obtained on prescription, however, and never before has a nation been so ill. Cognac was only available for “medicinal purposes”, and young Bache-Gabrielsen was quick to act. The three existing stars on the cognac label (VS) were replaced with three crosses. To this day, this cognac remains the most popular. A young and relatively unembellished VS, primarily based on Fins Bois.
The cognac house of Bache-Gabrielsen was founded by Thomas Bache-Gabrielsen from Holmestrand in 1905. Several generations later the business is still owned and run by the Bache-Gabrielsen family. It is now being run by Thomas Bache-Gabrielsen’s great-grandson Hervé Bache-Gabrielsen, who recently took over the day-to-day management from his father, Christian Bache-Gabrielsen.