• Gallienne was acquired by Martell in 1953
  • It is the largest of Martell's two distilleries in the Cognac area, the other one being Lignères
  • The site and its vineyards sit in the Borderies region of Cognac, while Lignères is in Fin Bois
  • Gallienne has 180 hectares of vineyards

Pernod Ricard's Cognac brand Martell is marking its 300th anniversary this year. Last week, Andy Morton visited Martell's biggest distillery, Gallienne, in Cognac to speak with Martell brand ambassador Hugo Gallimard and check out the mood ahead of a year of celebrations.