Martell was founded by Jean Martell in 1715 and is the oldest of the major

Published: 03/21/2006

Cognac houses. From the very beginning, Jean Martell was determined to produce Cognacs of the finest quality, establishing standards and practices that set Martell apart then and now. Although today all Cognacs must be produced in accordance with the Appellation d'Origine Controllee decree of 1909, there is enough flexibility in guidelines for each house to express its individuality and develop its own characteristic style.