The rest is history: Martell cognac made its way to the States soon after they were founded. They even managed to sneak into England during the continental blockade in the early nineteenth century. Such is the power of exceptional cognac.
Want to try it for yourself? The Bottle Club has a fantastic collection of Martell to buy online, from sampling miniatures to the extraordinary Martell XO. Some experts recommend that you drink it neat, while others claim that adding a drop of water will reveal more fruity, floral and spicy aromas – and a smoother drinking experience.