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Martell Cognac announces extension of Davido partnership with an Exclusive Blend bottle release


Martell is delighted to announce the continuation of the partnership with singer-songwriter and record producer, Davido, as an international ambassador of the House. Started in April 2021, the successful collaboration is based on shared values.

Davido and Maison Martell are pursuing the same goal: opening the way for the future generations and encouraging each within our own creative field.

Maison Martell and Davido are toasting to their renewed collaboration with a Martell x Davido Exclusive Blend, a one-of-a-kind cognac incorporating eaux-de-vie from 1992, the year Davido was born.

This timeless blend reflects Davido’s vibrant, generous personality with its strikingly round, smooth sensation on the palate and distinctive aromas of honey and cocoa, balanced by ripe fruit and tobacco. Its deliciously long finish is marked by notes of candied orange, sweet spices and rancio.

Created in extremely limited quantities by Christophe Valtaud, Maison Martell’s Cellar Master, this exceptional cognac is not for sale. Davido will share this symbolic moment of his life by gifting it to his close friends.

This exciting creation further cements Maison Martell’s close ties with Davido, whose inspiring success and vibrant personality epitomise the House’s spirit of daring and freedom.

We are thrilled to continue the partnership with Davido. It has been such a successful collaboration so far, but we still have so much to do. We can’t wait to write the rest of the story. We are very grateful to Davido to share the same passion for the cognac and to be fired by the same creative energy as Maison Martell”, says Cesar Giron, CEO of Martell Cognac.

I am so excited to continue this incredible adventure with Martell. It has been an amazing two year adventure, discovering more about the House, about the cognac. I feel so honored that Christophe Valtaud created this Exclusive Blend for me. We rise by lifting others, this is a key value both Martell and I share. The best is yet to come” comments Davido.

The oldest of the great cognac houses, founded by Jean Martell in 1715, Maison Martell is renowned throughout the world for the finesse and elegance of its cognacs, the result of a legacy of savoir-faire handed down through nine generations.

Together with a passion for its craft and a profound attachment to the terroir, Maison Martell is defined by the audacity with which it has challenged convention to create new expressions of cognac, including the icon Martell Cordon Bleu in 1912. The free spirit of the House is symbolised by its historic emblem: the swift.

Born in Atlanta, Georgia and raised in Nigeria, 27-year-old Davido (real name David Adedeji Adeleke) has been a champion for the continent of Africa. A singer-songwriter, producer, philanthropist and actor, Davido chose to chase his music dreams and whilst doing so earned over 30 awards including a MOBO for Best African Act, MTV EMA for Best International Act, three MTV Africa Music Awards, two BET Awards and two Nigerian Teen Choice Awards for “Top Featured Artist” and “Choice Male Artist.”

With a discography attesting to over a billion global streams and 500 million video views, the Afrobeats forerunner has very much established himself as a force to be reckoned with.

Pernod Ricard is currently co-leader in the premium spirit industry globally with presence in 70 countries including South Africa. We have offices in Johannesburg and Cape Town and our global brands include Absolut Vodka, Chivas Regal, Whisky, Malibu Rum, Mumm Champagne, Jameson Irish Whisky, Pernod and Ricard.

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