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LOUISVILLE, KY (Dec. 22, 2016) Nestled in the heart of the famed and exclusive Grande Champagne cognac district, The Sazerac Company has purchased Domaine Breuil de Segonzac Cognac located just outside Segonzac, near the medieval town of Cognac.

The purchase includes the cognac distillery, organic vineyards, existing buildings which include a chateau-style mansion dating from 1870, an 18th century restored farmhouse, visitor center, and existing stock. The property is about 220 acres and includes its own grape pressing operation and distillery with four pot stills, two of which are antique.

“Given the roots of our company, we are very excited to add a cognac house to our family, especially one as historic and prestigious as this one,” stated Mark Brown, president and chief executive offer, Sazerac Company.  “We intend to continue the proud heritage and preserve its authenticity and character.”

Sazerac purchased Breuil de Segonzac from Patrick and Maria Brillet, who have decided to retire.  No operational changes are anticipated.  The existing team will remain in place, the contracts in place for vineyard services are being honored, and the visitor center will remain open.  The purchase price is not being disclosed.

About the Sazerac Company

Sazerac is one of America’s oldest family owned, privately held distillers with operations in Louisiana, Kentucky, Virginia, Tennessee, Maine, New Hampshire, Maryland, California, United Kingdom, France, Australia and Canada. For more information on Sazerac, please visit www.sazerac.com.