By Maison Ferrand
A small company with big ideas Maison Ferrand is a family-owned spirits producer based in Cognac, France. Our internationally renowned brands include Ferrand Cognac, Plantation Rum and Citadelle Gin.
Introducing our latest innovation: Barge 166, the first floating cellar in the world by Maison Ferrand.
We never stop
with the art
Our latest innovation is a floating cellar on the Seine river. We invite you to become the owner of your own customized cask of cognac or rum aged on board Barge 166.
Barge 166 is a Freycinet barge built in 1948, typical of transport vessels in the Paris region
Maison Ferrand completely restored the historic boat and designed a unique ageing cellar in its hold, equipped with custom racks for 1,500 30-liter casks filled with our own cognacs and rums to be customized by Private Cask Owners.
“Embark on an unprecedented adventure. Selecting your own customized cask of cognac or rum, aged on the first floating cellar in the world.”
Private Cask Manager and guardian of the cellar, Margaux is the captain of the boat. She will confirm your preferences as well as offer surprises as she guides you along your journey. You’ll select your own spirit, follow it throughout its maturation on the water and decide when to bottle it.
Owner and Master Blender of Maison Ferrand and innovator-in-chief. Since 1989, Alexandre has revived and reimagined centuries-old ageing methods to create new experiences
in cognac and rum. Spirits experts across the globe have honored his work with over 1200 awards.
“The art of ageing spirits is our signature, a pillar of decades of savoir-faire and experiments. Today, we are excited to open up this new adventure to you.”
On board Barge 166, we offer Private Cask Owners the unique opportunity to customize their own fine spirit expression. You will be appointed cellar master selecting, refining and finally bottling a 30-liter cask of your tailor-made spirit, according to your personal tastes.Private cask
“Barge 166 is a place dedicated to our Private Cask Owners. Unique experiences and custom events are hosted all year round.”
Share the exclusive Barge 166 experience with friends and colleagues. For cocktails on the boat’s magnificent terrace, tastings of your tailor-made spirit and gastronomic dinners… we design custom experiences just for our Private Cask Owners.Experiences
I’ve been called a renegade for my experimental techniques and I wear the title proudly!”
“With Barge 166, I get to experiment along with Private Cask Owners and taste what happens when we put our minds together.”
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