Courvoisier Mizunara 2023, uniquely crafted
The beautifully orchestrated evolution of Courvoisier continues with the release of Courvoisier Mizunara 2023, a blend so exceptionally crafted that only 500 bottles are available. With this second edition, Maison Courvoisier – founded by Félix Courvoisier in 1828, in Jarnac, France – continues its history of presenting unique blends with a cognac that combines French tradition and Japanese craftsmanship. Naturally, this marriage, made in ancient oak casks, has proved to be as desirable as the inaugural edition of Courvoisier Mizunara.
Maison Courvoisier’s seventh Chief Blender, Thibaut Hontanx, is once again at the heart of this revolutionary collaboration with the House of Suntory’s fifth-generation Chief Blender, Shinji Fukuyo. Applying their combined mastery, Hontanx and Fukuyo have ensured that this rare cognac perfectly symbolizes the idea that innovative blends can be the result of the harmonious union of two distinct cultures.
Since being handed the reins from Courvoisier’s sixth Chief Blender, Patrice Pinet, early last year, Hontanx – previously the brand’s Master Distiller – has proved to be a worthy caretaker. Explaining what he loves about the role, he says, “I enjoy the landscape, the…