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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.

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
$290.80

Hine 1914 Grande Champagne Cognac

75cl, 40%
Hine

An extraordinary piece of history here. 1914 is known as the 'Ladies Vintage', as the outbreak of war meant that women did much of the distilling that year. Subsequently brought over to the UK on…  More info

Hine 1914 Grande Champagne Cognac
$1454.01

Eschenauer 1892 Cognac

75cl, 40%
Eschenauer

An extremely old bottling of Cognac from Eschenauer & Co. This rare spirit is an 1892 vintage, meaning that it was distilled over 120 years ago!  More info

Eschenauer 1892 Cognac
$1454.01

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
$261.72

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
$87.24

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
$218.10

Martell The Silver Jubilee 1952-1977 Special Reserve Cognac - Bottle #14

68cl, 42%
Martell

A extremely rare, antique Cognac from the House of Martell, specially produced in commemoration of Queen Elizabeth II's Silver Jubilee in 1977. For this spectacular release, Martell blended together…  More info

Martell The Silver Jubilee 1952-1977 Special Reserve Cognac - Bottle #14
$2908.02

Rémy Martin VSOP - 1980s

68cl, 40%
Rémy Martin

A 1980s bottling of VSOP Fine Champagne Cognac from Rémy Martin - a great collectible for fans of the brand, fans of Cognac or fans of antique bottles. It's a wide but specific group of people.  More info

Rémy Martin VSOP - 1980s
$174.48

Hine Three Star Cognac 50cl - 1970s

50cl, 40%
Hine

Presented in the this handy 'flask shaped' 50cl bottle, the three stars on the label demote that this Cognac from top producer Hine was matured for at least two years. It probably dates from the…  More info

Hine Three Star Cognac 50cl - 1970s
$145.40

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
$218.10

Croizet Fine Cognac - 1960s

75cl, 40%
Croizet

This is a 1960s bottling of Fine Cognac from the House of Croizet, which was established in 1805 and continues to produce their excellent Cognac today. Very rare and exciting.  More info

Croizet Fine Cognac - 1960s
$218.10

Gautier Napoléon VSOP Cognac - 1960s

73cl, 40%
Gautier

Antique Napoléon VSOP Cognac from the Gautier House, which has a history which stretches back to the 17th century. Though this bottle doesn't date back that far (maybe one day...), this is a rare,…  More info

Gautier Napoléon VSOP Cognac - 1960s
$218.10

Cusenier Three Star Cognac - 1960s

Cusenier

A rare 1960s bottling of 'Three Star', or VS in new money, Cognac from Cusenier. Please note that the label does not state the volume of this product and that it is being sold as a collectable…  More info

Cusenier Three Star Cognac - 1960s
$130.86

Remi Landier Extra Carafe Cristal de Sèvres

70cl, 40%
Remi Landier

A limited edition release from small Cognac producer, Remi Landier, comprised of old eaux de vie from the Grande Champagne and Fins Bois regions. Aged for at least 30 years in oak casks, this…  More info

Remi Landier Extra Carafe Cristal de Sèvres
$643.34

Remi Landier XO 3l

300cl, 40%
Remi Landier

A 3 litre bottle of Remi Landier XO Cognac, made with very well-aged eaux-de-vie from the Fins Bois region. Packed with bundles of exciting, spicy notes, which are complimented by ripe, juicy fruits…  More info

Remi Landier XO 3l
$531.72

Berry Bros. & Rudd Grande Champagne Cognac 1971 (bottled 1980)

68cl, 40%
Berry Brothers and Rudd

If you fancy some of the "Choicest Cognac" from the 1980s, we've got some right here. This is an antique Grande Champagne Cognac, which was distilled in 1971, shipped by Delamain and landed in 1974…  More info

Berry Bros. & Rudd Grande Champagne Cognac 1971 (bottled 1980)
$436.20

Camus Celebration Cognac - 1970

33cl, 40%
Camus

A bottle of Camus Cognac thought to date from around 1970. A rare and collectible piece. Bottle number: 048494.  More info

Camus Celebration Cognac - 1970
$109.05

Rémy Martin VSOP (94.6cl) - 1970s

95cl, 0%
Rémy Martin

This is a rare bottle of Rémy Martin VSOP Fine Champagne Cognac, produced in the 1970s and presented in a bottle holding 1 US quart (or 94.6cl for those of you who prefer the metric…  More info

Rémy Martin VSOP (94.6cl) - 1970s
$290.80

Bisquit 3 Star Cognac - 1960s

150cl, 40%
Bisquit Dubouché et Cie

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

Bisquit 3 Star Cognac - 1960s
$523.44

Martell Medallion VSOP Cognac 1l - 1970s

100cl, 0%
Martell

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

Martell Medallion VSOP Cognac 1l - 1970s
$327.15

Gaston de Lagrange Napoleon Cognac 1l - 1984

100cl, 40%
Gaston de Lagrange

Napoleon Cognac from little-known producer Gaston de Lagrange, which we believe to have been produced in 1984, presented in a very handsome 1 litre bottle.  More info

Gaston de Lagrange Napoleon Cognac 1l - 1984
$218.10

Gaston de Lagrange VSOP - 1986

70cl, 40%
Gaston de Lagrange

VSOP Fine Champagne Cognac from little known producer, Gaston de Lagrange. We think that this bottle was produced back in 1986.  More info

Gaston de Lagrange VSOP - 1986
$174.48

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
$56.11

Hine Napoléon Extra Fine Cognac - 1982

70cl, 40%
Hine

This is a bottle of Hine Napoléon Extra Fine Cognac, produced in 1982. It comes alongside a presentation box showing the man himself, Napoléon, doing a wheelie on a horse.  More info

Hine Napoléon Extra Fine Cognac - 1982
$218.10

Hine VSOP Liqueur Cognac - 1970s

68cl, 40%
Hine

A nice bottle of HINE VSOP Cognac dating from the 1970s.  More info

Hine VSOP Liqueur Cognac - 1970s
$218.10

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