Odessa was one of the first in the Russian Empire to have access to such a noble drink as cognac. Since 1803, the city port handles cognacs produced by the famous homes in France.
Nowadays the spirit distilling shop of Odessa Cognac Factory is the biggest in Europe. In 1900 were the first time that the Shustovs were honoured to write cognac on their products, and not a customary brandy.
It distils up to 3 million decalitres of cognac wine materials per distilling season (about 6 months) and yields up to 2 thousand decalitres of absolute alcohol per day.
The OCF ageing rooms store more than 15,000 barrels of cognac spirits. It’s a real gold reserve of cognac industry – the largest one in the country.