Martell opens its panoramic bar on the rooftop terrace of the Ggatebourse tower in Cognac.
Indigo by Martell is located right at the heart of the Martell complex, 24 metres up at the top of the Gâtebourse Tower which houses the Fondation, and offers spectacular views over the rooftops of Cognac, from the historic town centre to the banks of the Charente river.
“Indigo by Martell is an opportunity for the people of Cognac to view their town from a new perspective, and for visitors from all over the world to discover it in an entirely original way. It will be open until 30 September, with visitors able to enjoy this unique place from 5:30 pm to 1 am, and on Sundays from noon to 10 pm.” says Martell house.
The layout of the 420-m² rooftop space was entrusted to the Paris-based interior design studio Prémices and co, which specializes in ecological design. The furniture was specially conceived and commissioned by the Fondation d’Entreprise Martell, which enlisted the talents of local artisans.
The cabinetmakers and designers Atelier W110, Christophe Bret and Thierry Drevelle created an array of original objects combining aesthetics with practicality. The beauty of the wood used on the rooftop terrace – exclusively French oak supplied by Tonnellerie Leroi in Cognac – echoes that of the Passage, which is situated
under the Tower of the Fondation.
Head Barman Maxime Legal and his team have put together an unusual and creative cocktail menu.
Which naturally features mixology classics – High Balls and Collins, Juleps and Smashes, Soursandcrustas – alongside imaginatively revisited recipes, such as the bar’s signature Indigo Collins cocktail: Martell Blue Swift, buckwheat syrup, blackberry and lemon.
There are also a number of delicious surprises: clients can sample the complete range of exceptional Martell Cognacs, some of which cannot be found anywhere else in France, starting with Martell blue swift, the first Martell VSOP aged in bourbon casks.
In keeping with its convivial ambiance, Indigo by Martell also offers a complete range of punches for sharing created by Maxime Legal, from classic recipes with rum to more original options with gin or Cognac. A delicious choice of light bites made with local produce accompanies the cocktail menu.
You may be used to drinking Martell, but Michelin recommends stopping by the Maison Martell in Cognac to experience (and taste) 300 years of expertise.