Privacy Policy


Distillerie Tessendier & Fils acting as data controller within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation attaches great importance to the protection of your personal data and privacy.

This policy (hereinafter « the Policy ») aims to inform you about how we collect, use and share the personal data you provide to us through our website  (hereinafter « the Website »).

This Policy is intended to apply only to the processing of information (hereinafter

« Personal Data ») relating to  identified  or  identifiable  users  of  our  website (hereinafter the « Users »).

Distillerie Tessendier & Fils undertakes to limit the processing of Personal Data to the cases listed in this Policy and to update the latter in order to guarantee a high level of data protection in compliance with the regulation.

Data collected

By using our Website, you may be required to send us Personal Data directly or indirectly.

Therefore, we collect the following data:

  • The data you provide ;
  • The data we obtain from third-party sources The Personal Data collected may therefore include:
  • Identifying information: name, e-mail address, phone number ;
  • Data related to work life: company name, job title, professional e-mail address, professional phone number;
  • Technical data: IP address, browser type and version, operating system used;
  • Login details: functions used, the pages visited, the configurations selected, the timestamp of the visits and the terms searched

Regarding the data collected from other sources, we may also obtain your contact and other personal information from Social networks when you authorize us to access your data on a social network;

Purposes of processing

We collect and process your Personal Data for the following purposes:

  • In order to respond to your requests for informations;
  • In order to upgrade the quality of your browsing on our Website conducting tests, research, analysis, studies and surveys;

Lawfulness of processing

We collect and process your Personal Data in compliance with the Regulation and only when you have given consent to the processing of your Personal Data for one or more specific purposes;

Your rights

You may at any time exercise your rights related to your Personal Data:

  • The right to request access to your Personal Data
  • The right to request the rectification of inaccurate Personal Data
  • The right to request that we erase your Personal Data
  • The right to restrict the processing of your Personal Data
  • The right to withdraw your consent to the processing of your Personal Data
  • The right to object to processing of your Personal Data You can contact us at the address :

Data recipients

Our User’s personal data are strictly confidential and intended exclusively for communication department.

The Personal Data are intended for us in our capacity of data controller.

Except for legal, accounting or judicial obligations, we will not disclose in any way whatsoever your Personal Data to third parties.

Where do we transfer your personal data?

Your data are not transferred to a recipient in a third country or international organisation.

Retention periods

Your Personal Data are stored for no longer than is necessary for the purposes for which the Personal Data are processed, in compliance with the Regulation

After this period your Personal Data will be deleted.

  Purposes  Legal basis  Retention period
To respond to your requests for informationsConsent3 years from the last contact (maximum)
To upgrade the quality of your browsing on our WebsiteConsent13 months from data collection (maximum)

Modification of the policy

We may need to change this Policy to comply with regulatory, legal or technical developments.

If necessary, we will change the « last update date » and indicate when changes were made.

Where necessary, we will inform you and / or seek your consent.

We encourage you to check this page periodically for any changes or update to our Policy.

Your contacts

For all requests :

If you believe, after contacting us, that your rights are not respected or that a system implemented in the company does not comply with data protection rules, you can submit a complaint online to the CNIL or by post.











This Cookie Policy was last updated on March 2, 2022 and applies to citizens and legal permanent residents of the European Economic Area.

1. Introduction

Our website, (hereinafter: « the website ») uses cookies and other related technologies (for convenience all technologies are referred to as « cookies »). Cookies are also placed by third parties we have engaged. In the document below we inform you about the use of cookies on our website.

2. What are cookies?

A cookie is a small simple file that is sent along with pages of this website and stored by your browser on the hard drive of your computer or another device. The information stored therein may be returned to our servers or to the servers of the relevant third parties during a subsequent visit.

3. What are scripts?

A script is a piece of program code that is used to make our website function properly and interactively. This code is executed on our server or on your device.

4. What is a web beacon?

A web beacon (or a pixel tag) is a small, invisible piece of text or image on a website that is used to monitor traffic on a website. In order to do this, various data about you is stored using web beacons.

5. Cookies

5.1 Technical or functional cookies

Some cookies ensure that certain parts of the website work properly and that your user preferences remain known. By placing functional cookies, we make it easier for you to visit our website. This way, you do not need to repeatedly enter the same information when visiting our website and, for example, the items remain in your shopping cart until you have paid. We may place these cookies without your consent.

5.2 Statistics cookies

We use statistics cookies to optimize the website experience for our users. With these statistics cookies we get insights in the usage of our website. We ask your permission to place statistics cookies.

5.3 Marketing/Tracking cookies

Marketing/Tracking cookies are cookies or any other form of local storage, used to create user profiles to display advertising or to track the user on this website or across several websites for similar marketing purposes.

5.4 Social media buttons

On our website we have included buttons for Instagram to promote webpages (e.g. “like”, “pin”) or share (e.g. “tweet”) on social networks like Instagram. These buttons work using pieces of code coming from Instagram themselves. This code places cookies. These social media buttons also can store and process certain information, so a personalized advertisement can be shown to you.

Please read the privacy statement of these social networks (which can change regularly) to read what they do with your (personal) data which they process using these cookies. The data that is retrieved is anonymized as much as possible. Instagram is located in the United States.

6. Placed cookies


Statistics (anonymous)

Google Fonts


Google Maps





Purpose pending investigation

7. Consent

When you visit our website for the first time, we will show you a pop-up with an explanation about cookies. As soon as you click on « Save preferences », you consent to us using the categories of cookies and plug-ins you selected in the pop-up, as described in this Cookie Policy. You can disable the use of cookies via your browser, but please note that our website may no longer work properly.

7.1 Manage your consent settings

FunctionalAlways active




8. Your rights with respect to personal data

You have the following rights with respect to your personal data:

  • You have the right to know why your personal data is needed, what will happen to it, and how long it will be retained for.
  • Right of access: You have the right to access your personal data that is known to us.
  • Right to rectification: you have the right to supplement, correct, have deleted or blocked your personal data whenever you wish.
  • If you give us your consent to process your data, you have the right to revoke that consent and to have your personal data deleted.
  • Right to transfer your data: you have the right to request all your personal data from the controller and transfer it in its entirety to another controller.
  • Right to object: you may object to the processing of your data. We comply with this, unless there are justified grounds for processing.

To exercise these rights, please contact us. Please refer to the contact details at the bottom of this Cookie Policy. If you have a complaint about how we handle your data, we would like to hear from you, but you also have the right to submit a complaint to the supervisory authority (the Data Protection Authority).

9. Enabling/disabling and deleting cookies

You can use your internet browser to automatically or manually delete cookies. You can also specify that certain cookies may not be placed. Another option is to change the settings of your internet browser so that you receive a message each time a cookie is placed. For more information about these options, please refer to the instructions in the Help section of your browser.

Please note that our website may not work properly if all cookies are disabled. If you do delete the cookies in your browser, they will be placed again after your consent when you visit our websites again.

10. Contact details

For questions and/or comments about our Cookie Policy and this statement, please contact us by using the following contact details:

Email: moc.reidnesset-cangoc@ofni
Phone number: +335 45 35 36 34

This Cookie Policy was synchronized with on March 2, 2022

Cognac Tessendier&Fils



The Barley

For its first French whisky, Distillerie Tessendier has chosen to leave nothing to chance. The barley variety chosen, the 2-row spring barley, comes from a selection of plots meeting the strict criteria of traceability of production.



Throughout the fermentation, the brewer carries out regular checks. By mobilizing all his know-how, he is the guardian of the production of a high-quality beer that will influence the aromatic palette of the future single malt.
This distillation beer, called "wash", measures 9% alcohol by volume. By his choices, the brewer works at the service of the distiller who can then take over. It is this wash that will then be distilled to obtain the malt eaux-de-vie.



At Distillerie Tessendier, the single malts are distilled twice in Charentais copper stills, used for their high ability to conduct heat combined with malleability.

Using this material enables it to benefit from an all-copper and very long coil (65.6 yards for a 25 hL boiler, i.e. 660 gallons) which offers a long contact time and progressive condensation resulting in a delicate and elegant distillate.
The first heating is done in the 100 hL - 2,641 gallons - boiler . The second heating, or “Bonne chauffe” is done in 25 hL boilers.

Guillaume, distiller, explains the choices to be made when choosing the "bonne chauffe": "At the end of the heart, sometimes the distillate that flowed was qualitative but lacked linearity. So I made the choice to cut to have a more focused, finer heart, to keep the vivacity. The cellar master's desire to have a product that retains its power has thus led me to produce a very concentrated heart.”



During the mash, the brewer decided to work at two temperature levels to obtain an optimal extraction. Thomas and Romuald, our brewers, have - thanks to their expertise - refined Distillerie Tessendier’s method. Their technical choices; selection of fermentation temperatures and times; and their experiences clearly shape the final product.



Once the eaux-de-vie have reached an optimal level of maturation, the time comes for blending.

The ARLETT range was born from the expert blending of the single malts contained in the various barrels of our cellars. The realisation of the ideal marriage requires all the talent of the assembler and the cellar master. They regularly monitor all the eaux-de-vie matured in the distillery's cellars.

The Cellar Master will thus select different barrels, taste each batch to make the blend that will make up the Arlett whisky , striving to get as close as possible to the original recipe. Once the blend has been made, he proceeds to the reduction, the purpose of which is to gradually reduce the alcoholic degree of the blend until the aromas of each whisky from the Arlett range are fully revealed. Then, finally comes the moment of bottling before consumers discover all its subtlety…



For ageing, at Distillerie Tessendier, the Plane, Tiffon and Moreau cellars located near the Charente river are rather humid and thus give a roundness and softness to the eaux-de-vie. However, the summer temperatures of the region also allow the development of a spicy character. The patient ageing in oak barrels will, in fact, allow the whisky to assert its character and take on colours.

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