Since 1628, on our terroir, my family farms agricultural products cultivated with love and traditional handling. Our long practice in the distillation of Cognac is based on a century-old 'savoir-faire'.
Our family business in Touzac is located in the heart of the "Grande Champagne", the only Premier Cru of the Cognac region, the inimitable first-class ‘terroir’, which is characterized by the unique finesse and longevity of its Cognacs.
The soils here are extremely calcareous and give the Cognac the greatest finesse and longevity. But the best of these distillates, however, need a little longer care and more time to ripen but they come to the market in their inimitable perfection.
Since 2015 and after nearly a century break in bottling, I, Roderich Dühr, a descendant of the 12th generation, finally again fill at our Domaine des Conils with our finest cognac into high quality bottles and carafes, which I offer under the brand Cognac Rody.
For centuries, we have kept the best barrels of our distilled eau de-vie in our private rarities cellar and let them ripen in peace. The many fine aromas, ranging from flowery elegance, to grassy notes, to herbaceous notes of fragrances, to a variety of cooked or dried fruits are impressive.
Together with our team of experienced 'oenologists' and 'chief of distillations', each year we taste together all the old eau de vie and decide, depending on the maturity and characteristics, which barrels are suitable for the refinement for a V.S., V.S.O.P. or X.O. Only the best are selected for Cognac Rody.
The emerald lizard on the label is almost our 'mascot'. This green-yellow lizard is a species from throughout Europe that lives especially in wine regions. In our small nature reserve on our terroir, they can reach an impressive size of up to 40 cm - a rarity! The preservation and reintroduction of this endangered species is a matter of great concern to us and thus we hold it as the symbol of our family’s longevity and history.