A short history of Maison Martell

Alexandru Gavrilovici
2 min readAug 29, 2021
Photo: Alexandru Gavrilovici for elcubano.ro

Martell is one of the most popular, but also the oldest cognac company in the world.

In 1715, the young merchant Jean Martell left the Jersey Island (English Channel) and settled in Cognac (France), where he founded one of the first cognac-producing houses in the world.

Jean dies in 1753, and his widow, Rachel Martell, remains in charge of the Martell House, vowing to carry on…