Cognac Expo - Blog interview
Conjuring A Sweet,
BY JACKI AUGUST 5, 2019
Revenge, as the saying goes, is “a dish best served cold.”
Or, in the case of Kim Birkedal Hartmann’s latest masterpiece, Revanche Cognac, perhaps at room temperature or spicing up your favorite cocktail.
As the best of entrepreneurs know all too well, nothing can keep a good man (or woman) down. Least of all duplicitous shenanigans from business partners with a hidden agenda… And what better way to sock it to those who’ve wronged you in the past than to rebound—not merely to levels already accomplished—but with aspirations that leave them trailing in your wake.
This is the fascinating backstory behind Hartman’s newest offering that’s poised to explode onto the worldwide Cognac stage.
In fact, the very name—Revanche—is a clever play on words. The simple translation of the word from French to English is “revenge”. But the real meaning digs far deeper. The slightly more complicated definition of the word is:
“To participate in an adventure for a second time, and this time to win”
Understanding this meaning only adds to the intrigue lurking behind the very core of what this emotionally charged brand means to its creator. And to truly comprehend the genius behind the Cognac, we need to delve into the world of the consummate Cognac professional who’s bringing it to life—Kim Birkedal Hartmann.
The man himself spoke at length in an exclusive interview with Max from Cognac Expert. And the following is an account of what he told us.