Welcome to the story of Grönstedts – a Swedish national icon and part of the nation’s drinking history for over 150 years:
In 1824 Johan Daniel Grönstedt arrived at Stockholm to make a name in the big city. After working for twelve years at various restaurants and establishments, 28-year-old Johan Daniel took over a basement in the Old Town which served as both restaurant and wine trade hub. The busy young man quickly created a reputation for his good drinks. After a few successful years it was time to open a new shop. The year was 1846 and it was also the year when Johan Daniel Grönstedt blended his very first own cognac.
Grönstedts Cognac quickly became a success and Johan Daniel Grönstedt is today considered the Swedish cognac’s father and his signature products are today the Swedes’ greatest favorites. Traditionally, blending and storage of Grönstedts has taken place in Sweden. In fact, Grönstedts is the only cognac in the world allowed to store its products outside the French region. However, in 2008, the decision was made to move the production closer to the origin of the product, to Cognac in France, closer to both raw materials and manufacturing process.