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Martell is a manufacturer of cognac, founded by Jean Martell in 1715. It was sold in 1988 by the Firino-Martell family to Seagram and again in 2002 to the Pernod Ricard Group, which also owned the Cognac brands Bisquit and Renault, sold to Altia in 2010.
The cellar master was, up to the 1980s, from the Chapeau family (in the way that the cellar masters of Hennessy are from the Fillioux family ).
Much of Martell Cognac is produced from wine from the Borderies region, in contrast to other companies, which mainly sell fine Champagne Cognac. Borderies Cognac has a more nutty taste.
- Poe Toaster—A mysterious figure who visited Edgar Allan Poe's grave every year and left a half-finished bottle of Martell.