Shustov Cognac Winery Museum
Henceforth, all roads of Southern Palmyra lead not only to well-known Deribasivska Street, but also to one more place – Shustov Cognac Winery Museum, located in the historic heart of Odesa. Being opened in December, 2013 museum turned to be a place where history, art and cognac live.
The first thing, which takes breath away, is scale and significance of the museum. In the basement of 1,700 square meters, the atmosphere of century antiquity is skillfully faceted by modernity, is felt. It is the only museum in Ukraine, which is specially equipped by special lifts for wheelchairs for people with disabilities.
Strolling along the centenary cellars, guests get acquainted with the history of cognac origin, learn technological secrets of producing. Thus, in one of the museum’s hall there is an original exhibit – a copy of alembic distillery of well-known French company “Prulho” which is considered a trendsetter in the world of distillation equipment. Reconstructed model of pre-revolutionary horse-drawn tram used to run advertising Shustov cognac is no less exciting. However, the priceless of the museum is a bottle of cognac, produced in 1913. It’s considered a protagonist in the story of success of Nikolay Shustov. Owing to its award at the World Exhibition in Paris in 1900, the noble drink Shustov started bearing the proud name "Cognac" and not "Brandy".
Tour ends with professional cognac tasting The rich aroma of cognac fills the tasting room where guests reveal the secrets of getting the true pleasure of drinking this noble drink .