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Cognac

Popular Cognac Types: VS Cognac | VSOP Cognac | XO Cognac | Prestige Cognac | Hors D'âge 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 (two and a half years for VS Cognac, four and a half years for VSOP Cognac, six years for XO Cognac, and even longer for Prestige Cognac) 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.

Ragnaud-Sabourin No.4 VS

70cl, 41%
Ragnaud-Sabourin

The entry level Cognac from Radnaud-Savourin, this is truly superb stuff, really very good indeed! A lovely VS.  More info

Ragnaud-Sabourin No.4 VS
$45.73

Forgeron Napoleon Cognac

70cl, 43%
Forgeron

This family-owned Napoleon Cognac has been aged for between fifteen and twenty years and delivers fruit and spice flavours in abundance.  More info

Forgeron Napoleon Cognac
$71.09

Camus Celebration - 1963

Camus

We believe that this bottle of Camus Celebration Cognac (or as the label puts it - Celebration "The Cognac" - as if it was the Cognac to enjoy when celebrating) was produced way back in 1963. It was…  More info

Camus Celebration - 1963
$250.39

Camus Grand VSOP - 1980s

70cl, 0%
Camus

A 1980s bottling of Camus VSOP Cognac.  More info

Camus Grand VSOP - 1980s
$187.79

Landy XO No 1

70cl, 40%
Landy

Landy XO is a fruity, sumptuous Cognac made using spirit from the three premier regions: the Grande Champagne, the Petite Champagne and the Fins Bois. The brandy is distilled in small copper pot…  More info

Landy XO No 1
$83.74

Remi Landier Très Vieux Grande Champagne Cognac

70cl, 40%
Remi Landier

From the cellars of Remi Landier comes the Très Vieux Grande Champagne Cognac, taken from family reserves that stretch back over 40 years. Made with eaux de vie from the renowned Grange Champagne…  More info

Remi Landier Très Vieux Grande Champagne Cognac
$215.78

A.E. Dor No.8 Grande Champagne Cognac

70cl, 47%
A.E. Dor

A very old Cognac from A.E. Dor, using eaux-de-vie sourced from the Grande Champagne region. The house was founded in 1858 in Jarnac, meaning they lived through the phylloxera outbreak, in the latter…  More info

A.E. Dor No.8 Grande Champagne Cognac
$338.39

Rémy Martin VSOP Cognac (unboxed) - 1970s

68cl, 40%
Rémy Martin

A 1970s bottling of Rémy Martin VSOP Cognac, rare and collectible. The bottle has suffered a couple bumps and scrapes over the years, but you try and live for over 30 years without getting a grazed…  More info

Rémy Martin VSOP Cognac (unboxed) - 1970s
$187.79

Bisquit VSOP Cognac - 1970s

75cl, 40%
Bisquit Dubouché et Cie

A rather retro bottle of Bisquit VSOP Cognac, produced in the 1970s. the Bisquit Dubouché et Cie House of Cognac has been around for nearly two centuries, and continues to produce Cognac even today.…  More info

Bisquit VSOP Cognac - 1970s
$187.79

Hine Mariage

70cl, 40%
Hine

The Hine Mariage expression was created in 1991 in celebration of the 200th wedding anniversary of Thomas Hine and Françoise Elisabeth (that's three-and-a-bit diamond anniversaries, in case you were…  More info

Hine Mariage
$1,570.66

Courvoisier Napoleon - 1960s

Courvoisier

If there's one thing we know about Napoleon, it was that he loved fine Cognac. We should probably know other things about him, because he was kind of important during the early 1800s. Despite that,…  More info

Courvoisier Napoleon - 1960s
$375.58

Jacques Denis VSOP Cognac

70cl, 40%
Jacques Denis

Several generations of the Denis family have been making this Cognac in the heart of the premier cru Grande Champagne appellation.  More info

Jacques Denis VSOP Cognac
$54.99

Jean Fillioux Coq

70cl, 40%
Jean Fillioux

A Grande Champagne Cognac, produced on the Fillioux family's 54 acre vineyards.  More info

Jean Fillioux Coq
$44.42

Courvoisier 3 Star Cognac - 1970s

68cl, 40%
Courvoisier

Although the Couvoisier people named this bottling Three Star, we would give it a few more as it's survived from the 1970s!  More info

Courvoisier 3 Star Cognac - 1970s
$187.79

Denis Mounié Cognac 3* - 1960s

70cl, 35%
Denis Mounie

This is a bottle of the Denis Mounié Cognac 3* from the 1960s, great stuff indeed!  More info

Denis Mounié Cognac 3* - 1960s
$225.35

Paul Beau Vieille Réserve

70cl, 40%
Paul Beau

The Paul Beau Vieille Réserve Grande Champagne Cognac is a delicious expression that is almost certainly destined to become excellent postprandial drinking. This comes from a family with over 100…  More info

Paul Beau Vieille Réserve
$67.77

A. E. Dor No.6 Grande Champagne Cognac

70cl, 40%
A.E. Dor

Made with eaux-de-vie aged for at least 25 years, this Grande Champagne Cognac from A.E. Dor is a right spicy little number, but well rounded in the way that old, finely crafted Cognac often seems to…  More info

A. E. Dor No.6 Grande Champagne Cognac
$213.44

Maxime Trijol Ancestral Grande Champagne

70cl, 40%
Maxime Trijol

An extraordinary blend of cognacs from the very finest cru, including some over 50 years old!  More info

Maxime Trijol Ancestral Grande Champagne
$579.55

Ragnaud-Sabourin Le Paradis

50cl, 41%
Ragnaud-Sabourin

A gorgeously presented Cognac from Ragnaud-Sabourin - their Le Paradis expression is made with 90% eaux-de-vie distilled near the start of the 1900s and 10% eaux-de-vie distilled before the…  More info

Ragnaud-Sabourin Le Paradis
$824.19

E. Normandin 3 Star Cognac - 1960s

75cl, 40%
E. Normandin & Co.

A bottle of E. Normandin 3 Star Cognac, produced over 40 years ago in the 1960s. The label features the shadow of Napoléon, sat atop a horse like he often was (or at least that's how it seems from…  More info

E. Normandin 3 Star Cognac - 1960s
$250.39

J.G Monnet 3 Star Cognac - 1960s

75cl, 40%
JG Monnet

This bottle of J.G. Monnet 3 Star Cognac, which would eventually become known as VS, was produced in the 1960s and is in fantastic condition. Once again, it features a small fire-breathing salamander…  More info

J.G Monnet 3 Star Cognac - 1960s
$225.35

Maxime Trijol Ancestral Rare Grande Champagne

70cl, 40%
Maxime Trijol

A gorgeously presented Cognac from the top of Maxime Trijol's fantastic selection. Not just a pretty bottle (and box), this delicious expression was made exclusively with Grande Champagne eaux-de-vie.  More info

Maxime Trijol Ancestral Rare Grande Champagne
$1,293.78

Martell VS - 1990s

70cl, 40%
Martell

If you look closely at the label of this Martell VS Cognac, you'll see the Coat of Arms is a little different to bottles from previous decades. In the 1990s, it was redesigned with modernity in mind,…  More info

Martell VS - 1990s
$125.19

Martell 3 Star Cognac - 1970s

68cl, 40%
Martell

3 Star Cognac, made by Martell in the 1970s. An excellent collectible piece, kept in wonderful condition. The Martell Cognac House was founded in 1715, making it one of the oldest around - and…  More info

Martell 3 Star Cognac - 1970s
$187.79

Tiffon Cognac Extra

70cl, 40%
Tiffon

This distinguished Cognac from the House of Tiffon near Jarnac is made with a superb blend of vintage Cognacs, which have been matured for three generations - a testament to Tiffon's long tradition…  More info

Tiffon Cognac Extra
$265.36

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