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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.

Louis Royer Extra Grande Champagne Cognac

70cl, 40%
Louis Royer

One of Louis Royer's most well known expressions, their Extra Cognac is made completely from eaux-de-vie taken from the Grande Champagne region, producing a remarkably well-balanced and richly…  More info

Louis Royer Extra Grande Champagne Cognac
$283.17

Hennessy Bras Armé (damaged label) - 1960s

Hennessy

The label of this Hennessy Bras Armé Cognac from the 1960s has been through the wars and seen better days, but the protective force-field that surrounds the Cognac (also known as glass) has kept…  More info

Hennessy Bras Armé (damaged label) - 1960s
$251.09

Courvoisier VSOP Exclusif Cognac

70cl, 40%
Courvoisier

Aged for slightly longer than a VS, this is designed for the contemporary brandy market. Exclusif is very fruity and rich, and works great in cocktails.  More info

Courvoisier VSOP Exclusif Cognac
1
$34.17

Louis Royer VSOP Gift Pack

70cl, 40%
Louis Royer

A handsome Louis Royer Cognac gift pack. Enjoy this VSOP expression with a splash of tonic or fully appreciate its nuances neat within the tulip tasting glass provided.  More info

Louis Royer VSOP Gift Pack
$42.36

Courvoisier VSOP Fine Cognac

70cl, 40%
Courvoisier

A classic cognac, this is matured for between 8 and 12 years in a selection of Troncais and Limousin oak barrels.  More info

Courvoisier VSOP Fine Cognac
7
$32.59

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
$49.74

Courvoisier Napoleon Cognac - 1960s

68cl, 40%
Courvoisier

An astoundingly old, rare bottle of Courvoisier Napoleon Cognac, produced all the way back in the 1960s. This bottle has seen a lot of life, evident by its age and the bottle is in good shape…  More info

Courvoisier Napoleon Cognac - 1960s
$376.63

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
$51.21

L'Or de Jean Martell (with Dôme presentation case)

70cl, 40%
Martell

L'Or de Jean Martell, like Hennessy's Richard Hennessy release, celebrates the founder of one of the great cognac houses with a super premium release they would be proud of. Martell, founded in 1715,…  More info

L'Or de Jean Martell (with Dôme presentation case)
$2,714.67

Courvoisier 21 Year Old

70cl, 40%
Courvoisier

A stunning recent release from Courvoisier, this marks the first time Cognac from a top house has been released with an age statement! This was made using eaux de vie from the premier Grande…  More info

Courvoisier 21 Year Old
$172.27

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
$36.45

A.E. Dor Cigar Cognac

70cl, 42%
A.E. Dor

Produced by the top cognac house A E Dor, this is a delicious blend of Grande Champagne and Petite Champagne as well as some Fins Bois and Borderies to create the desired flavour profile. It was also…  More info

A.E. Dor Cigar Cognac
$100.18

Godet Antarctica

50cl, 40%
Godet

An amazing little Cognac from Godet, aged for 7 years in old oak, before being naturally filtered, resulting in a very light, pale hue. Godet Antarctica is distilled from the Folle Blanche grape and…  More info

Godet Antarctica
1
$32.90

Godet VS

70cl, 40%
Godet

Godet's VS is a 3 year old Cognac, blended from Fins Bois, Borderies and Bons Bois spirit. It is a robust, powerful spirit with custard and calves leather notes.  More info

Godet VS
$25.65

Jules Gautret XO Cognac

70cl, 40%
Jules Gautret

An XO Cognac from little-known producer Jules Gautret, a house which can trace its history back to 1847. As one of their oldest expressions, this XO COgnac should suit your most discerning guests…  More info

Jules Gautret XO Cognac
$78.62

Delamain Extra

70cl, 40%
Delamain

Delamain Extra de Grande Champagne is a gorgeously presented Cognac made with some very, very old eaux-de-vie. 100% of the spirit coming from the renowned Grande Champagne region, and is blended…  More info

Delamain Extra
$256.32

Hine VSOP - 1987

100cl, 40%
Hine

A 1 litre(!) bottle of Hine VSOP from the 1970s. Perfect for when you have fancy guests round for dinner and drinks. A lot of fancy guests.  More info

Hine VSOP - 1987
$251.09

Drouet & Fils VSOP

70cl, 40%
Drouet

This is a VSOP Grande Champagne Cognac from Drouet & Fils, who age their eaux-de-vie for an average of 10 years for using in this expression. The Cognac from Drouet & Fils is made mostly with Ugni…  More info

Drouet & Fils VSOP
$38.68

Courvoisier Emperor

70cl, 40%
Courvoisier

Originally released for travel retail in Asia, Courvoisier Emperor is a blend of Petite Champagne distilled on the lees, with Grande Champagne and a little Fins Bois eaux de vie. It's presented in…  More info

Courvoisier Emperor
$86.56

Frapin Grande Champagne Cigar Blend - Single Estate

70cl, 40%
Frapin

Made to go very well with a cigar, this Frapin Cigar Blend Cognac has a luxurious nose of port, hazelnuts and vanilla, followed by a palate of floral and richly fruity notes. Splendid stuff.  More info

Frapin Grande Champagne Cigar Blend - Single Estate
$96.20

Frédéric Mestreau VSOP

70cl, 40%
Frédéric Mestreau & Cie

Frédéric Mestreau rides again! It's great to see old brands return, especially when they're on great form. VSOP Cognac bottled and blended in the historic town of Saintes.  More info

Frédéric Mestreau VSOP
$48.92

Grosperrin Grande Champagne Cognac No.24

70cl, 43.4%
Jean Grosperrin

Part of a series of incredible rare Cognac bottlings presented by Jean Grosperrin, who say this parcel of Cognac was once owned by a broker who kept his favourite spirits to himself in a cellar to…  More info

Grosperrin Grande Champagne Cognac No.24
$731.75

Frapin Château de Fontpinot Millésime 1989 Cognac

70cl, 41.3%
Frapin

20 year old Frapin Cognac which has spent its life at the Château de Fontpinot on the Frapin family's extensive 300 hectare estate in the Grande Champagne region. This is the 1989 vintage.  More info

Frapin Château de Fontpinot Millésime 1989 Cognac
$132.22

Remi Landier VSOP

70cl, 40%
Remi Landier

Remi Landier use a blend of Fins Bois eaux-de-vie aged for 5 years in French oak casks to create their VSOP Cognac - well rounded with elegant top notes of floral fields, joined by rich fruits and a…  More info

Remi Landier VSOP
$48.45

Rémy Martin VSOP Cognac (White Label) - 1970s

Rémy Martin

We believe that this bottle of Rémy Martin VSOP Cognac was produced in the 1970s. A neat thing to note is that it has a white label instead of their usual shiny gold label, though we're not entirely…  More info

Rémy Martin VSOP Cognac (White Label) - 1970s
$225.98

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