New cognac for a new generation: $2,888 Exsto cognac launches globally in Singapore

There are only 5,000 Elixir bottles and 888 Or Imperial bottles (pictured) available.
There are only 5,000 Elixir bottles and 888 Or Imperial bottles (pictured) available. PHOTO: EXSTO COGNAC

SINGAPORE - In the male-dominated world of cognac, two Frenchwomen want to change the perception of the drink and make it accessible to all.

One of the highest-ranking female sommeliers in the world, Dublin-based Julie Dupouy, 36, and Paris-based entrepreneur Sabrina Duong, 39, have teamed up with the Vallantin-Dulac family - master blenders of cognac since the 18th century - to come up with Exsto.

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