Cognac Maxime Trijol 1985 Vintage Grande Champagne is a bit of a rarity, a vintage Cognac – most Cognac is bottled as a blend of vintages (VSOP, XO etc) and not many single vintage Cognacs can be found. Cognac Maxime Trijol 1985 Vintage Grande Champagne will make a fantastic 30th Birthday present in 2015! The Trijol history is one of measured achievement. The family originally settled as growers and distillers in St Martial Sur Né, in the heart of the Cognac region. Their first still was installed in November 1859, and since then they have built on their expertise as growers and distillers, becoming professional distillers in 1962. An independent family firm, Maxime Trijol has twenty 2,500 litre charentais pot stills and is now one of the largest distillers of cognac. The current head of the company, Jean-Jacques Trijol, is an artist, wielding his skilful palate through the process of distillation and blending, adapting sometimes minutelythe spirit he collects from each still and varying his technique slightly depending on the harvest and the wine. In recent times the company has concentrated on releasing more of its own cognacs, which have been building a great reputation for quality.