The Negus punch is the most referenced punch in literature, it is referred to in; Wuthering Heights, Mansfield Park, A Christmas Carol, David Copperfield, The Pickwick Papers, Bleak House, The Forsyte Saga.
In 2009 Courvoisier worked with Bompas & Parr to flood a room with 4,000 litres of punch which guests floated across on giant bits of fruit.
After Charles Dickens passed away in 1870, 216 bottles marked Pale Brandy, F. Courvoisier were found in his drinks cellar at Gads Hill Place in London.
At one stage during the Victorian era, nutmeg was more expensive per gram than gold. As one of the essential flavouring agents in food and punch alike, it was not uncommon for the wealthy to carry with them their own nutmeg box and grater to flavour their food.
Punch-style drinks can be dated back to the Saxons of early Germany. When drinking a heavy spiced mead or ale punch they would give a toast with a shout of wæs hæil, literally meaning be healthy.