ABK6 is owned and run by the father & daughter team of Francis and Elodie Abécassis. Domaines Francis Abécassis had been producing cognacs from its own estates for many years, but in 2005 Elodie noticed a gap in the market: the need for a modern Cognac brand to appeal to a new generation of Cognac drinkers, and ABK6 was born.
The name ‘ABK6’ is taken from the shorthand the family have always used to write their surname, Abécassis, pronounced ‘A beh ca sis’. Domaine Abecassis own 3 estates across the Cognac region including Domaine de Dizedon in Grande Champagne, Domaine Champagne Drilhon in Petite Champagne and Domaine de Chez Maillard in Fins Bois. The average age of the vines is over 30yrs, and they work purely with the Ugni blanc variety.
The harvest is carried out plot by plot and the double distillation is made on site, with small traditional pot stills. Blending the eaux-de-vie from a Single Estate gives the ABK6 Cognacs inimitable character and depth. In order to extract the fruit of the terroir, each step of the production is carried out on site. Each quality is blended from a selection of very old eaux-de-vies and showcases the fruit of the three domaines. The estates have 21 cellars between them containing some 3000 barrels and 100 vats, all made out of French Limousin oak. The oldest batches of eaux de vie are gently mellowed for decades in the Paradise cellar.
The ABK6 Cellarmaster, Isabelle Couprie, selects the very best eaux-de-vie to perfectly demonstrate the ABK6 style: clean, fresh cognacs, with good age and great flavour, but a lighter, more elegant profile to suit the more modern palate.