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Cognac

Cognac has long since been heralded as the most revered spirit in the world and its reputation is second to none. It is interesting to learn that Cognac was one of the last regions in France to begin distilling; it was during the 17th century that Cognac production got underway in earnest.

The drink is produced in the town of Cognac to the very west of France, and it has had a recent surge in popularity and the famed Cognac houses - including Hennessy, Hine, Martell and Rémy Martin – have become household names.

Cognac is distilled from a selection of grape varietals, with Ugni Blanc being the most popular. The first step is to press and ferment the grapes to make wine. It is worth mentioning that good Cognac grapes and good wine grapes are two separate entities, for different qualities are required. Cognac grapes do not tend to make for good wine, because they are rather bitter and acidic, thus a good year for wine may not be such for Cognac.

The wine is twice distilled - as opposed to Armagnac which undergoes a single distillation – before the spirit is matured for at least two years in oak barrels. There are regional distinctions within Cognac and most houses usually blend grapes from multiple sub-regions within the Cognac area. The regions are ringed around the town, and the most central regions are the most venerated. The premier cru is Grand Champagne, so named for the nature of its soils.

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This bottle of Courvoisier VS is supplied with two brandy glasses for enjoying this classic Cognac with. The Courvoisier distillery was founded by Felix Courvoisier in 1835.  More info
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Hennessey VS - 1970s
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A 1970s bottling of Hennessy VS. This stuff is spiced and sweet with notes of berry fruits and vanilla.  More info
This is a 1980s edition of, classic Cognac producer, Remy Martin's 'Fine Champagne VSOP', this makes for a great retrospective piece.  More info
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This bottle of Courvoisier was specially bottled for the turn of the Millennium and boast a paintbrush streak effect on the bottle. This Cognac is sweeter than other Courvoisiers and is a great drink...  More info
$142.61
Martell Cordon Bleu celebrated its centenary in 2012, however this classic cognac hails from the 1990s.  More info
$203.73
This is an old and rare bottle of Courvoisier's Cognac 3* from the 1960s, a classic bottling that we have acquired for your delectation.  More info
$244.48
This is a bottle of the Denis Mounié Cognac 3* from the 1960s, great stuff indeed!  More info
$101.87
This is a five star or VSOP Salignac that is packed with rich Cognac flavours.  More info
$254.58
This XO Cognac boasts an impressive twenty-five years of ageing and is produced by the family run Banchereau distillery.  More info
$264.12
An old and therefore rare bottling of Rémy Martin VSOP.  More info
$76.31
This Cognac was first produced in 1795 by Jean-Baptiste Antoine Otard, this bottle hails from the 1950's and is a rare bottle indeed these days!  More info
$611.19
Camus Cognac - 1960s
(70cl, 40%)
This Grande Marque Cognac from Camus was bottled back in the 1960s. This is a great collectable or a fantastic opportunity to try a Cognac from years gone by.  More info
$305.60
This Remy Martin is distilled slowly to create an extra smooth Cognac with delicious fruity notes. The bottle comes with two glasses to enjoy the Cognac in.  More info
$72.29
An old bottling of classic Courvoisier XO from the 1980s, an excellent cognac from the days when the brand was owned by Hiram Walker and subsequently Allied Lyons.  More info
$203.73
A 1950s bottling of VSOP cognac from Bisquit, this great cognac house was founded in 1819 with this bottling dating from a time when Winston Churchill was enjoying it, prior to the '60s takeover by...  More info
$611.19
Hennessy Paradis
(70cl, 40%)
Paradis was conceived in 1979 by Maurice Fillioux, a master blender at Hennessy. He blended a selection of eaux-de-vie that his grandfather had laid down.  More info
$860.73
A Grande Champagne Cognac, presented in an attractive decanter. Napoléon cognacs are generally aged somewhere in between VSOP and XO.  More info
$109.98
A Cognac at least fifty years old. Jean Fillioux's vineyards lie in Juillac Le Coq in the Grande Champagne region of Cognac.  More info
$297.02
Courvoisier 3 Star Cognac eventually had its name changed to Courvoisier VS, but this bottle from the 1970s still uses the old title. A rare collectible.  More info
$203.73
A very popular Fine Champagne bottled in the instantly recognisable frosted bottle. The blend contains 55% Grande Champagne eaux-de-vie, the rest being made up from the Petite Champagne.  More info
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Rare and collectible, this bottle of Courvoisier 3 Star Cognac was produced and released to the wild in the early 1980s.  More info
$162.98
The Monnet Cognac house was founded in 1838 but was only given the Monnet name in 1897. This bottle of their VSOP Cognac was produced in the 1960s and features an emblem of a fire-breathing...  More info
$305.60
A 1970s Rémy Martin VSOP from the 1970s, complete with the original presentation box featuring the distinctive centaur logo. It does seem to have some cellophane covering the bottle neck.  More info
$407.46
Bottled in the 1970s, we present an antique bottle Hennessy VS (or Very Special, as the label so proudly proclaims). A very simplistic label and bottle from over 30 years ago.

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$203.73
Bottled in the 1970s, this Martell VS Cognac has survived for other 30 years without even a sip being taken from it. Quite a feat, considering how well made their Cognacs are. Cellophane is wrapped...  More info
$305.60
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