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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.

Cognac is produced in the town of Cognac to the very west of France, and it has had a recent surge in popularity among the houses which produce the best Cognac - 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 central regions are the most venerated. The premier cru is Grand Champagne, so named for the nature of its soils.

Cognac is a protected designation of origin (PDO), which means that it can only be made in the Cognac region of France.

Cognac Leyrat XO Elite Decanter

70cl, 40%
Cognac Leyrat

An XO from Cognac Leyrat, 'Elite' is distilled from Fins Bois grapes, known for their characteristic of producing rich, full-bodied and fast-ageing brandies. In this case, it's also presented in a…  More info

Cognac Leyrat XO Elite Decanter
$111.73

Frapin 15 Year Old Cask Strength

70cl, 45.3%
Frapin

A Grande Champagne Cognac from Frapin, this 15 Year Old is grown and distilled on the 240 hectare vineyard. The eaux-de-vies are aged in both humid and dry cellars before blending at cask strength,…  More info

Frapin 15 Year Old Cask Strength
$109.68

Jules Gautret 10 Year Old Cognac

70cl, 40%
Jules Gautret

This XO Cognac from Jules Gautret is matured in oak for 10 years, to achieve a tremendous depth of woody character and fruity flavour. Founded in 1847, the Jules Gautret Cognac House certainly has…  More info

Jules Gautret 10 Year Old Cognac
$71.04

Frapin VIP XO Grande Champagne Cognac

70cl, 40%
Frapin

A very important Cognac, the VIP XO Grande Champagne Cognac is elegantly rich and spicy. Frapin originally started making wine, but they eventually forayed into the distilling world, and with good…  More info

Frapin VIP XO Grande Champagne Cognac
2
$177.74

Bache Gabrielsen VS

70cl, 40%
Bache Gabrielsen

The entry level expression from the Bache-Gabrielsen, who have been producing Cognac since 1905 when Thomas Bache-Gabrielsen from Norway followed his interest of brandy to the Cognac region. For the…  More info

Bache Gabrielsen VS
2
$25.14

Jean Fillioux Cigar Club

70cl, 40%
Jean Fillioux

A rich, full-bodied Cognac, specially blended by Jean Fillioux to pair well with a cigar.  More info

Jean Fillioux Cigar Club
$97.44

A. De Fussigny Superieur

70cl, 40%
A. De Fussigny

Rich, fruity Cognac from A. De Fussigny, situated on the banks of the Charente River. Their Superieur expression combines at least 50% Grande Champagne Cognac with the rest made up of Cognac from the…  More info

A. De Fussigny Superieur
1
$54.08

Vaudon XO Cognac

70cl, 40%
Vaudon

An XO Cognac from the Vaudon estate, made exclusively with Ugni Blanc grapes. The grapes hail from the Fins Bois region, which produces fruitier and slightly sweeter Cognac. The liquid is aged in…  More info

Vaudon XO Cognac
$87.08

NAUD VS

70cl, 40%
NAUD

NAUD VS is the youngest Cognac distilled by the French spirit-makers, a brand that claims to be inspired by the tale of a legendary little still, nestled amongst the willow trees, that existed on the…  More info

NAUD VS
4
$35.50

Jules Gautret VSOP Cognac

70cl, 40%
Jules Gautret

From the Jules Gautret Cognac House in Jonzac comes a VSOP expression, made with eaux-de-vie which has aged for at least 4 years before bottling. The Gautret House was established all the way back in…  More info

Jules Gautret VSOP Cognac
1
$44.75

François Voyer Terres de Grande Champagne Cognac

70cl, 40%
François Voyer

François Voyer use eaux de vie from the renowned, respected and revered Grande Champagne region of Cognac to craft this high quality, good value-for-money Cognac. Spicy, rich and well balanced with…  More info

François Voyer Terres de Grande Champagne Cognac
$41.59
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Delamain Réserve de la Famille (cask 370-30)

70cl, 43%
Delamain

Drawn from cask number 370-30, this rare and impressive Cognac from Delamain was previously reserved only for the Delamain family and friends. Drawn from a single cask, it was bottled at 43% ABV for…  More info

Delamain Réserve de la Famille (cask 370-30)
$500.85
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Fanny Fougerat Cèdre Blanc Extra Old

70cl, 44%
Fanny Fougerat

A well-oaked Cognac from Fanny Fougerat, made with eaux-de-vie which would have otherwise ended up in a blend made by one of the big Cognac houses. Massively impressive stuff.  More info

Fanny Fougerat Cèdre Blanc Extra Old
1
$87.13
$80.54

Club Cigare Grande Champagne XO Cognac

70cl, 42%
Club Cigare

The Club Cigare XO is a blend of well aged eaux-de-vie (an average of around 30 years) from the Grande Champagne region, made to accompany a wide variety of cigars. Of course, this doesn't mean that…  More info

Club Cigare Grande Champagne XO Cognac
$94.41

A.E. Dor Napoléon Cognac

70cl, 40%
A.E. Dor

The A.E. Dor Napoléon is a blend of three eaux-de-vie, featuring qualities from three different crus (Grande Champagne, Fins Bois and Borderies) resulting in a deliciously mellow and easy to enjoy…  More info

A.E. Dor Napoléon Cognac
$72.57
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Le Réviseur VS Cognac

70cl, 40%
Le Réviseur

Le Réviseur make their Cognac with grapes from the Petite Champagne Cognac region. This VS offers loads of nutty, fruity notes.  More info

Le Réviseur VS Cognac
$38.25

Hermitage 45 Year Old Segonzac Grande Champagne Cognac

70cl, 44%
Hermitage

The wonderful Hermitage just keeps awesome bottlings coming, including this 45 Year Old Cognac from Sezonac. Exclusively produced from Ugni Blanc harvested from rather chalky soils, it has been…  More info

Hermitage 45 Year Old Segonzac Grande Champagne Cognac
$380.83
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Fanny Fougerat Iris Poivré XO

70cl, 40%
Fanny Fougerat

An XO Cognac from Fanny Fougerat's selection. These expressions are crafted with Cognac which would otherwise end up as part of a blend from the big Cognac houses, but Fanny Fougerat uses the the…  More info

Fanny Fougerat Iris Poivré XO
4
$64.95
$59.88

Lhéraud 25 Year Old Obusto Carafe

70cl, 42%
Lhéraud

A 25 year old Cognac specifically blended to match a fine cigar. To get you in the mood there are even cigar leaves inside the presentation case! A gorgeous release from Lhéraud that boasts their…  More info

Lhéraud 25 Year Old Obusto Carafe
$172.67

Hermitage 1990 Grande Champagne Cognac (47%)

70cl, 47%
Hermitage

An incredibly well balanced Cognac with heaps of complexity and a silky texture to encourage you back in for more. Made with Ugni Blanc grapes an distilled in a small 12 hl still so that the…  More info

Hermitage 1990 Grande Champagne Cognac (47%)
$130.78

Hine Antique XO - 100th Anniversary Edition

70cl, 40%
Hine

This limited edition bottling of Hine Antique XO was released to celebrate the expression's 100th anniversary! Back in 1920, Hine Antique XO was first made by Georges Hine, and it continues to be…  More info

Hine Antique XO - 100th Anniversary Edition
$175.30

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
$57.04

Bourgoin Cognac Double-Lie 2010

70cl, 43%
Bourgoin Cognac

A magnificent expression from the Bourgoin family estate, expert winemakers – and Cognac producers! Distilled with double the lees than standardly used, this expression is brimming with aromatic…  More info

Bourgoin Cognac Double-Lie 2010
$66.99

A.E. Dor XO Fine Champagne Cognac

70cl, 40%
A.E. Dor

XO Cognac from the A.E. Dor house, made with a rich blend of Grande and Petit Champagne eaux-de-vie. Light, honeyed, delicate and supremely well crafted.  More info

A.E. Dor XO Fine Champagne Cognac
$111.72
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Jean Fillioux Reserve Familiale

70cl, 40%
Jean Fillioux

Another exceptional Cognac from Jean Fillioux Reserve, this Reserve Familiale is produced exclusively with grapes grown in the Grande Champagne cru. If rancio, rich fruit and honeyed spices sound up…  More info

Jean Fillioux Reserve Familiale
$253.91

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