Situated in Gothenburg, Sweden, the Chapters of Ampersand is a company whose name has become synonymous with a refined aesthetic, cutting edge design and a timeless classic quality that transcends luxury. The brand now unites the Swedish tradition of glassmaking with a classic and covetable cognac in the new Et No. 1.
The cognac itself is a limited blend created by Chapters of Ampersand Master Blender Folke Andersson in collaboration with Cognac Tiffon Maitre de Chais, Richard Braastad consisting of two Grande Champagnes from 1943 and 1974 and a pre-Phylloxera Cognac from 1870. The spirit is full-bodied with notes of apricot, sweet toffee, vanilla and licorice and a golden amber color.
The artistry of the drink is surpassed only by its vessel which was designed by Swedish glass artist Göran Wärff and handmade by two of the worlds most skilled and experienced glass blowers: Jan-Erik Ritzman and Sven-Åke Carlsson. The shape of the bottle is irregular but captivating.
The Et No. 1 is limited to 300 pieces and each one is individually numbered and signed. The bottles are presented in Swedish oak caskets lined with beautiful blue fabric and a numbered and signed certificate of origin.
USA based connoisseurs can buy the decadent cognac for $8,395 at the Chapters of Ampersand website.