Count down to Christmas with these Cognac cocktails!

Cognac cocktails

Shake up these contemporary Cognac cocktails to discover why the fruity French spirit is for more than simply splashing on Christmas pudding…

By now, you’ll know that Cognac sales are going through the proverbial roof. Anyone who’s anyone is sipping on the stuff with fervour, and we’re not just talking Russian oligarchs and American rappers. The tastemakers of the drinks industry are backing this historic spirit with exuberance, curating unparalleled bottle libraries and championing the spirit in cocktail menus across the globe.

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Cognac, anyone? Exports of the spirit reach epic new heights

As Cognac sales hit record highs, we take a look at the the shape of the historic spirits category today, and explore its tastiness in cocktail form…

Dust off those old bottles – Cognac is officially cool again. Those in the know never doubted the allure of this fancy French brandy, produced around the town of the same name in Western France. But following a tentative revival after a tough few years, it’s emphatic: Cognac shipments have hit record highs, and we’re drinking more of the revered spirit than ever.

According to the Bureau National Interprofessionnel du Cognac (the BNIC, or the official people who monitor the product. Kind of like the Scotch Whisky Association – or SWA), 190 million bottles were shipped in the 2016/17 year*. That record count is up by 10% – the equivalent of 520,000 bottles sent out every single day.
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