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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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A big ol' bottle of Bisquit 3 Star Cognac from over 40 years ago! This 150cl bottling was produced in the 1960s (hence the "3 Star" name - these days Cognac of this age are known as "VS"), and...  More info
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A very fancy 1 litre bottle of Martell Medallion VSOP Cognac, produced in the 1970s. Martell are one of the longest running Cognac producers (they were founded in 1715!), and over the years, they've...  More info
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An XO Cognac from the Lhéraud House (which dates back to 1860), overflowing with rich vanilla pod, dark coffee and hazelnut notes. Presented in a classy decanter along with a glass stopper for that...  More info
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Released in celebration of Martell's 300th anniversary, occurring in 2015, this is a limited edition bottling of their Cordon Bleu Cognac presented in bottles designed to look like the ones the...  More info
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This Camus XO Cognac is crafted using eaux-de-vie from the very small Borderies cru, matured in oak barrels for many, many years. Gloriously floral with oak-y cinnamon spice, nutty qualities and...  More info
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Davidoff XO Cognac
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Finely crafted XO Cognac, produced for the well-known Swiss cigar company, Davidoff. Scrumptiously flavoursome with plum, honey and oak notes throughout. Once upon a time, the brand was made by...  More info
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Frapin's V.I.P. XO Cognac is made entirely with eaux-de-vie from the Grande Champagne region, resulting in a decadent, rich expression, packed with spice and floral qualities. For the V.I.P. in your...  More info
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Full bodied, spicy and muscular, this vintage HINE Cognac comes from 1985 when the sunny weather ran right through into the harvest. HINE only set aside casks for vintage releases in exceptional...  More info
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Out of the way chocolate advent calendars - this one's chock-full of one of the most complex spirits in the world: Cognac! Produced in the Cognac region (an appellation d'origine contrôlée), this...  More info
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Hine Rare VSOP Cognac
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Hine Rare VSOP is a blend of Grande and Petite Champagnes (60% is the former). This is what's known as a Fine Champagne. The cognac is aged from between 6 and 12 years, with most being around 8 years...  More info
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Coeur de Cognac is intended to be as enjoyably fruity as that first bite into a luscious peach. A great cognac from Rémy Martin.  More info
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Hennessy XO
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The term XO was coined for this very Cognac by Maurice Hennessy in the 19th Century. This blend includes over 100 eaux-de-vie.  More info
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Rémy Martin XO is a Fine Champagne Cognac with 85% Grande Champagne and 15% Petite Champagne.  More info
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A Grande Champagne Cognac blended from well-aged eaux-de-vie, this enjoys a two year marriage. It is "pale" for it has a light hue, despite its age, and is "dry" for it has no added sweetener.  More info
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Hennessy VS
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A blend of around forty different eaux-de-vie. The Cognac grading system was actually created by Maurice Hennessy in 1865. This VS (very special) cognac is the quintessential Cognac.  More info
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H by Hine VSOP
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A VSOP from Hine. H is a blend of around 15 Petite Champagne eaux-de-vie with the youngest cognac in the blend being aged for at least 4 years. This was awarded a Gold Medal at the 2007 International...  More info
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