Shannon Sharpe Rolls Out Le Portier Cognac With Exclusive Launch Party
Hall of Famer and Connoisseur Teams with Luxury Spirits Expert to Rewrite the Cognac Playbook.
Pro Football Hall of Famer Shannon Sharpe revealed his new premium cognac, ‘Shay by Le Portier’. This exciting new cognac was unveiled with an exclusive launch party in Los Angeles, California on November 16, 2021. Sharpe was a host for an elite crowd of athletes, entertainers, friends and VIP guests for a night that delivered the spirit lover‘s signature “Club Shay Shay” state of mind to cognac connoisseurs across the country.
“So much of the inspiration in my life comes from the places I’ve been, and people I’ve met through professional football,” says Sharpe. “I started thinking, ‘What if I could share that sense of connection and conversation with friends with everyone!’ That’s the reason for creating Le Portier Cognac.
Founded by Sharpe in partnership with leading luxury spirits experts, Le Portier is a testament to Sharpe’s unmatched passion for cognac. Leveraging the team’s industry expertise and insider resources, the founders have researched and developed a dynamic new approach to the spirit market. They are now embarking on what promises to be an exciting and lucrative partnership as Battle Born Spirits, LLC, and are proud to launch their first brand, Le Portier.
In bringing to market a cognac that complements his impeccable taste and eye for style, he honors his grandmother, Mary Porter. Every element of Le Portier is conceived to pay homage to the woman who made his success a possibility. Le Portier is the French rendering of Porter, and in naming the company after Mary Porter he recognizes the strong foundations she built so that he and Sterling could succeed.
Le Portier was launched on ReserveBar with plans for further expansion in 2022.
Le Portier’s inaugural release, Shay V.S.O.P. (SRP $84.99) is released in limited numbers, with future luxury releases to be announced. Shay is a sophisticated spirit and a modern expression of an ancient craft; a world-class blend of Grande Champagne, Petite Champagne and Fin Bois, aged for more than four years in French Oak Barrels.
The sleek bottle is housed in a rich, black wooden box, a soft gray lining protecting the liquid. The bottle is topped with a semi-precious gemstone black obsidian closure, making this a true collector’s item. Each limited release of Shay features a different initial monogrammed on the closure. The collectors who succeed in securing all nine releases of 25,000 bottles will have a collection of closures to spell out LE PORTIER.