Merlet Brothers Blend cognac was an effort to return to their own cognac production. The name is honor of Pierre and Luc Merlet, brothers and descendants of the owning family. The press announcement claims it is made of four-fifths Fins Bois region eau-de-vie with the remaining from the Champagne region.
The 2011 Beverage Testing Institute review called it a "graceful, expertly crafted, feminine VSOP for sipping."
The Merlet family has been producing spirits for "over 200 years" in France (though the distillery itself was founded in 1850) and has been producing liqueurs of various kinds in alambic stills since 1970. In modern times, the great majority of their eau-de-vie has been sold to cognac houses for aging and other labels.