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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.

Tiffon VSOP Cognac

70cl, 40%
Tiffon

With a beautiful copper hue and stylish bottle, the Tiffon VSOP certainly looks the business. As a Cognac house that has been around for over 100 years, you don't expect anything less from them,…  More info

Tiffon VSOP Cognac
$43.90

Daniel Bouju Divinessence

70cl, 40%
Daniel Bouju

A rare, well-aged Grande Champagne Cognac from Daniel Bouju, which has been aged in Limousin casks for 40 years. This lengthy maturation period has resulted in an intense, full-bodied flavour profile…  More info

Daniel Bouju Divinessence
$240.32

Louis Royer VS

70cl, 40%
Louis Royer

The VS expression from Louis Royer, who have been producing Cognac from their premises on the banks of the Charente River since 1853, is young but surprisingly mellow and flavourful. Royer even…  More info

Louis Royer VS
$36.30

Courvoisier 12 Year Old

70cl, 40%
Courvoisier

When Courvoisier brought out this 12 year old Cognac, they bucked a huge trend in the industry. In fact, it marked the first time ever that one of the big Cognac houses had bottled one of its spirits…  More info

Courvoisier 12 Year Old
1
$62.27

Richard Delisle Vintage 1965 Fins Bois Cognac (45%)

70cl, 45%
Richard Delisle

A 1965 vintage Fins Bois Cognac from the Richard Delisle range. Ought to be incredibly interesting for the Cognac enthusiasts looking to explore vintages from long ago. This has been bottled at 45%…  More info

Richard Delisle Vintage 1965 Fins Bois Cognac (45%)
$391.37

Lhéraud Reserve du Templier Petite Champagne Cognac - 1970s

70cl, 42%
Lhéraud

If you had a time machine and were able to take a glimpse into the 1970s, you might get very lucky and see this exact bottle of Lhéraud Reserve du Templier Petite Champagne Cognac, as it was produced…  More info

Lhéraud Reserve du Templier Petite Champagne Cognac - 1970s
$294.01

Richard Delisle VSOP Cognac

70cl, 40%
Richard Delisle

A VSOP expression from Richard Delisle in France. This Cognac is made with eaux-de-vie that has aged in a cask for at least 4 years before it was bottled. As such, it's a little bit fancier and comes…  More info

Richard Delisle VSOP Cognac
2
$48.94

Remi Landier XO Vieille Réserve

70cl, 40%
Remi Landier

For their XO Vieille Réserve expression, Remi Landier use a selection of eaux-de-vie which has aged for 15 years - 3 of those years were spent in new oak barrels, while the remaining 12 years were…  More info

Remi Landier XO Vieille Réserve
$76.75

Michel Forgeron Barrique 1991

50cl, 51%
Michel Forgeron

Single vintage premier cru Cognac from Michel Forgeron's Barrique series.  More info

Michel Forgeron Barrique 1991
$88.67

Maxime Trijol Elegance

70cl, 40%
Maxime Trijol

Trijol has built up a great reputation for quality over its long history and this cognac is a perfect example of the standards they set. It's produced in St Martial Sur Né, in the heart of the Cognac…  More info

Maxime Trijol Elegance
3
$45.73

Michel Forgeron Barrique 1996

50cl, 56%
Michel Forgeron

We love these Michel Forgeron Barrique releases, single vintage Cognacs bottled at hearty abvs.  More info

Michel Forgeron Barrique 1996
$81.79

Frapin Signature Cognac

70cl, 40%
Frapin

The Frapin Signature Cognac is made with 100% Grande Champagne grapes which have been harvested from their vast estate in the South West of France. Its flavours develop brilliantly on the palate,…  More info

Frapin Signature Cognac
1
$79.57

Cognac Leyrat VSOP

70cl, 40%
Cognac Leyrat

A great VSOP from Leyrat, this was produced at the vineyards at Domaine de Chez Maillard. They say the terroir is exceptionally good for Cognac production.  More info

Cognac Leyrat VSOP
1
$56.51

Gautier XO Gold & Blue Cognac

70cl, 40%
Gautier

Gold and Blue is a beutifully presented spirit named after the sun gold XO Cognac and river that the Maison stands on. Enjoy neat, over ice or in a classic cocktail.  More info

Gautier XO Gold & Blue Cognac
$115.94

The Cognac Advent Calendar (2015 Edition)

72cl, 40.90%
Drinks by the Dram

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

The Cognac Advent Calendar (2015 Edition)
2
$183.70

Bisquit Légende Cognac

70cl, 40%
Bisquit Dubouché et Cie

A high quality mid range Cognac from Bisquit, whose home is Château de Lignères on the Charente.  More info

Bisquit Légende Cognac
$58.24

Jean Fillioux Star Gourmet

70cl, 40%
Jean Fillioux

Star Gourmet is a 17 year old Cognac from Jean Fillioux. This Grande Champagne region was aged in Limousin oak casks.  More info

Jean Fillioux Star Gourmet
$95.02

Pierre Ferrand 1840 Original Formula

70cl, 45%
Pierre Ferrand

This is a VS Cognac from Pierre Ferrand, made to an original recipe from 1840. It is a premier cru brandy, made from grapes grown in the Grande Champagne region of Cognac. The result was awarded 94…  More info

Pierre Ferrand 1840 Original Formula
$47.94

Courvoisier VS 1.5l

150cl, 40%
Courvoisier

A 1 and a 1/2 litre bottle Courvoisier VS. A great Cognac with a floral, oaky flavour. Reputed to be the preferred Cognac of Napoleon.  More info

Courvoisier VS 1.5l
2
$58.77

Martell VSOP Medaillon

70cl, 40%
Martell

A rich, nutty Cognac from Martell. A very popular VSOP.  More info

Martell VSOP Medaillon
2
$53.08

Merlet Brothers Blend Cognac

70cl, 40%
Merlet

A very modern little Cognac from Merlet, this is produced using spirit from the Fins Bois and Grande Champagne regions, aged for between 4 and 12 years. A spicy and lusciously fruity spirit!  More info

Merlet Brothers Blend Cognac
$45.98

Cognac Leyrat XO Vieille Reserve Gift Box

70cl, 40%
Cognac Leyrat

Cognac Leyrat's XO Vieille Reserve is a nutty, complex brandy distilled from grapes grown in the Fins Bois designation of Cognac. Here it comes with a tasting glass in this handsome gift box.  More info

Cognac Leyrat XO Vieille Reserve Gift Box
$105.24

François Voyer XO Cognac

70cl, 40%
François Voyer

An XO Cognac from François Voyer, in the Grande Champagne region. To create their expressions, François Voyer use Ugni Blanc grapes which are initally aged in Limousin casks after distillation before…  More info

François Voyer XO Cognac
$100.45

Richard Delisle XO Cognac

70cl, 40%
Richard Delisle

XO Cognac from Richard Delisle - an indulgent and impressively aged expression, where the youngest eau-de-vie in the blend is matured for at least 6 years before being bottled. Would you just look at…  More info

Richard Delisle XO Cognac
$85.69

Louis Royer VSOP

70cl, 40%
Louis Royer

The Louis Royer House of Cognac is located on the picturesque bank of the Charente River in Jarnac and has been since it was founded in 1853. They recommend enjoying the Louis Royer VSOP with a…  More info

Louis Royer VSOP
$46.10

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