It was 1858 when the Swiss businessman, Auguste Staub, set up the company known as A. STAUB & Cie. Producing high quality white wines from vineyards in both the south and north-west of the Cognac region, Staub was one of the first people to step slightly aside from what was then accepted as standard cognac producing practice. Thus, when phylloxera swept through the vineyards in 1876, Staub had already stockpiled substantial reserves, and also spread his supply chain to drawing his product from vineyard areas less affected by the disease.
Auguste spent a great deal of time traveling, bringing his product to the attention of consumers and businesses in many different countries. These included his home country of Switzerland, as well as Germany and Belgium. By using the skills of cognac creation to create fine liquor, Staubs company began to carve itself a solid reputation for the high quality brandies it produced.
Staubs offensive marketing techniques, along with the top quality product produced, saw the company become well-known throughout Europe. Indeed, in 1889 the company was awarded with a gold medal for its cognacs at the Paris Universal Exhibition. Augustes descendants continued with what he had started, working hard to make the name of Staub Cognac and brandy a worldwide name.
Staub Cognac Today
Today, Staub Cognac is well known across the globe. The company has particularly targeted regions such as Russia, West Africa, Hong Kong and the Caribbean, as well as many countries in Europe. It boasts an enormous storage capacity, complying to the strict cognac and brandy regulations of both France and Europe.
This is carried out in two separate ways: The first is in traditional Limousin oak barrels. The second is in stainless steel vats that have a storage capacity of 800,000 litres in total. Much time and money has been invested into ensuring that Staub Cognacs facilities are cutting edge. The cognac house has invested heavily in investment of the most up to date storage and aging facilities.
The company not only produces fine cognacs and brandies, but also offers a unique and bespoke service for those individuals, who wish to age and/or blend their eaux-de-vie to specific requirements. This means you can order your very own, tailored, cognac, which ages in barrels until it is ready to be bottled and shipped to you wherever you are in the world.