Founded in 1809 in Paris by Emmanuel Courvoisier and Louis Gallois, Courvoisier was originally a distributor for other Cognac houses until they decided that the only way to guarantee the finest Cognac was to make it themselves. With this in mind, the business was relocated by their two sons to Cognac in 1828. It was subsequently sold in 1909 to the Simon family from England. Today it is owned by Japanese company Beam Suntory.
One of the more rare cognacs, Courvoisier Millennium Cognac is exceptionally smooth and slightly sweeter than others.