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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.

Olivier Tébily VSOP Cognac

70cl, 40%
Olivier Tébily

Olivier Tébily played football for the Ivory Coast (as well as Birmingham, Celtic and Sheffield United) and moved into winemaking when he retired from sport. Not a bad career! This is the VSOP…  More info

Olivier Tébily VSOP Cognac
$42.36

Olivier Tébily XO Cognac

70cl, 40%
Olivier Tébily

From the Cognac OT range, created by former footballer Olivier Tébily, comes the Cognac OT XO. The OTXO, if you will.  More info

Olivier Tébily XO Cognac
$68.32

Otard 3 Star - 1960s

70cl, 40%
Otard

A rare bottling of 3 Star Cognac from the Otard house. Very collectible amongst the Cognac cognoscenti... This bottle was part of a private collection. More detailed information and photographs…  More info

Otard 3 Star - 1960s
$226.38

Otard VSOP - 1950s

Otard

A very exciting find for our Antique Spirits selection - a bottle of Otard VSOP Cognac which we believe to have been produced back in the 1950s! The label lists that it was bottled at 40%, though it…  More info

Otard VSOP - 1950s
$377.30

Paul Beau Hors d'Age

70cl, 43%
Paul Beau

Paul Beau's Hors d'Age (meaning literally 'beyond age') Cognac is, of course, something very special. Like so many producers they began by selling their eau de vie to the large houses, but Cognac…  More info

Paul Beau Hors d'Age
$83.79

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
$68.08

Perrier Vieux 3 Star Cognac - 1970s

70cl, 40%
Perrier

An antique bottling of Cognac thought to date from the 1970s. This bottle was part of a private collection. More detailed information and photographs of this item are available, please contact…  More info

Perrier Vieux 3 Star Cognac - 1970s
$150.92

Pierre de Segonzac Ancestrale

70cl, 40%
Pierre de Segonzac

The Pierre De Segonzac Ancestrale is a special expression from the Grande Champagne Cognac producers, with only a small number of bottled made available each year. It's blended using a selection of…  More info

Pierre de Segonzac Ancestrale
$341.39

Pierre de Segonzac Extra

70cl, 40%
Pierre de Segonzac

Well aged (and well presented) Grande Champagne Cognac from the Pierre De Segonzac range. The distillers suggest enjoying it alongside dark chocolate, vanilla ice cream or perhaps a cigar.  More info

Pierre de Segonzac Extra
1
$151.41

Pierre de Segonzac Réserve XO

70cl, 40%
Pierre de Segonzac

An XO from Pierre Ferrand's Pierre De Segonzac, presented in a handy gift box.  More info

Pierre de Segonzac Réserve XO
$71.93

Pierre De Segonzac VSOP

70cl, 40%
Pierre de Segonzac

A VSOP Grande Champagne Cognac, produced as part of the wonderful Pierre de Segonzac selection. With Pierre's grand son Pablo in charge of the domain these days, they continue to produce delicious…  More info

Pierre De Segonzac VSOP
$48.60

Pierre De Segonzac XO Sélection des Anges

70cl, 40%
Pierre de Segonzac

XO Grande Champagne Cognac from Pierre de Sedonzac's selection. The name of this expression is of course a reference to the Angel's Share, the romanticised evaporation of spirits which takes place as…  More info

Pierre De Segonzac XO Sélection des Anges
3
$85.26

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
$41.01

Pierre Ferrand Ambre

70cl, 40%
Pierre Ferrand

This is a delicious cognac form Pierre Ferrand, made with spirit from the premier region - the Grande Champagne. This fabulous brandy was awarded a Gold Medal at both the Cognac Masters and the…  More info

Pierre Ferrand Ambre
$41.87

Pierre Ferrand Sélection des Anges

70cl, 40%
Pierre Ferrand

Produced by Pierre Ferrand, Sélection des Anges is a rich, old Cognac to which the Chicago Beverage Testing Institute awarded 95 points and a gold medal...  More info

Pierre Ferrand Sélection des Anges
2
$99.52

Ragnaud Sabourin Cognac Florilege Gift Set

70cl, 46%
Ragnaud-Sabourin

An intense Grande Champagne from Ragnaud Sabourin. This is marked by a classic Rancio character, with hints of coffee, cedar and leather. This set comes with two tasting glasses  More info

Ragnaud Sabourin Cognac Florilege Gift Set
$177.82

Ragnaud Sabourin Cognac No. 20 Reserve Speciale

70cl, 43%
Ragnaud-Sabourin

Top quality cognac from Ragnaud Sabourin, distilled exclusively from Ugni Blanc grapes grown in the premier Grande Champagne region.  More info

Ragnaud Sabourin Cognac No. 20 Reserve Speciale
$73.16

Ragnaud Sabourin VSOP Grande Champagne

70cl, 41%
Ragnaud-Sabourin

A perfectly balanced VSOP Cognac, made by exclusively using grapes from the premier Grande Champagne designation. A fruity, aromatic spirit from Ragnaud Sabourin.  More info

Ragnaud Sabourin VSOP Grande Champagne
$46.99

Ragnaud-Sabourin Grande Champagne No.25 XO

70cl, 40%
Ragnaud-Sabourin

None of the Ragnaud-Sabourin cognacs are blended between years; they are all matured as vintages. They are also completely unadulterated with no artificial colours or sweeteners added. This is a…  More info

Ragnaud-Sabourin Grande Champagne No.25 XO
1
$110.86

Ragnaud-Sabourin Heritage

70cl, 41%
Ragnaud-Sabourin

Ragnaud-Sabourin Heritage is a very exclusive expression made with eaux-de-vie handed down through the Ragnaud family for years and years (and probably even more years than that!). It has been made…  More info

Ragnaud-Sabourin Heritage
$1,881.25

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
$827.96

Ragnaud-Sabourin No. 35 Fontvieille

70cl, 43%
Ragnaud-Sabourin

A wonderful unblended cognac from Ragnaud Sabourin, this is made exclusively with spirit distilled from grapes from the Grande Champagne region. Fresh and floral.  More info

Ragnaud-Sabourin No. 35 Fontvieille
1
$122.37

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
$45.41

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
$445.43

Remi Landier Heritage Coupe N°2

70cl, 45%
Remi Landier

A rather excellent Fins Bois Cognac from Remi Landier, presented as part of their Heritage series. Hugely expressive...  More info

Remi Landier Heritage Coupe N°2
$262.90

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