Phil Harding (Co-founder) shares the story behind the business.
With a rich history that dates back to 1588, The House of Godet knows a thing or two about the artful craft of creating refined cognac.
Established in La Rochelle by Dutch merchant, Bonaventure Godet, The House of Godet is now in the hands of three brothers who are his 15th generation descendants.
Also known as the “Cradle of Cognac”, La Rochelle is a pivotal place in the history of cognac. Its harbour attracted innovative traders who married Arab distilling methods with local wine to create the first cognac expression (originally known as “Dutch burnt wine”).
Cognac production methods have refined since the 16th century, but the House of Godet cellars remain in their original home of La Rochelle, where the humid and salty air of the Atlantic Ocean gives their cognac the “je ne sais quoi” that sets them apart from other producers.
The House of Godet seeks to highlight the wine origins of their cognac through a range of expressions, designed for a wealth of drinkers. From connoisseurs seeking super-premium, to curious consumers wanting an alternative to mainstream brands and bartenders, looking for the perfect cognac for cocktails.
Despite the expression, Godet will remind you that there’s more to cognac than what you know.