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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.

Château d’Uffaut Grande Champagne Cognac - 1970s

75cl, 40%
Château d’Uffaut

Antique Grande Champagne Cognac, all the way from the 1970s! It was made by Château d’Uffaut. There does seem to be sellotape around the neck of the bottle, which actually lets you to see through the…  More info

Château d’Uffaut Grande Champagne Cognac - 1970s
$217.55

Claude Thorin VSOP

70cl, 40%
Claude Thorin

VSOP Grande Champagne Cognac from Claude Thorin range. You'll want to be looking out for the elegant notes of orange blossom and well-rounded prune notes throughout this one... André Thorin found the…  More info

Claude Thorin VSOP
$48.98

Claude Thorin XO

70cl, 40%
Claude Thorin

From Claude Thorin comes their XO Grande Champagne Cognac from the Classics range, featuring Cognac distilled both by Claude and his father André when he was still at the helm of the Cognac house.  More info

Claude Thorin XO
$92.28

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
$55.75

Cognac Leyrat XO Elite

70cl, 41%
Cognac Leyrat

A superb Fins Bois XO Cognac from Leyrat, it's a spicy, potpourri spirit, very mature and rich.  More info

Cognac Leyrat XO Elite
3
$169.13

Cognac Leyrat XO Vieille Reserve

70cl, 40%
Cognac Leyrat

A complex nose with hints of nuts, pastries and caramel. This is a beautiful Cognac, made by Leyrat in the Fins Bois region.  More info

Cognac Leyrat XO Vieille Reserve
$92.57

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
$199.01

Courvoisier 3 Star - 1980s

70cl, 40%
Courvoisier

3 star Cognac from Courvoisier, produced all the way back in the 1980s. Collectible and well looked after.  More info

Courvoisier 3 Star - 1980s
$174.04

Courvoisier Initiale Extra

70cl, 40%
Courvoisier

Initiale Extra is a beautifully packaged Cognac from Courvoisier, made with eaux-de-vie distilled from Grande Champagne and Borderies grapes. The result is rich and full.  More info

Courvoisier Initiale Extra
$325.66

Courvoisier L'essence with Mont Blanc pen

70cl, 42%
Courvoisier

Courvoisier, L'Essence is blended from eaux-de-vies from the last two centuries, some dating back to the early 1900s. The eaux-de-vies come from Grande Champagne and Borderies. It's a no-holds…  More info

Courvoisier L'essence with Mont Blanc pen
$2447.48

Courvoisier Napoleon Cognac

70cl, 40%
Courvoisier

This was released to celebrate Napoleon's love of fine Cognac. Very rich and intense, and utterly delicious. A wonderful example of well-aged Courvoisier.  More info

Courvoisier Napoleon Cognac
1
$95.42

Courvoisier Napoleon Cognac - 1960s

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, rather unfortunately, by the…  More info

Courvoisier Napoleon Cognac - 1960s
$435.09

Courvoisier Napoleon Cognac - 1960s

68cl, 40%
Courvoisier

Look at this - a 1960s bottling of Courvoisier Napoleon Cognac, alongside the original presentation box with the silhouette of the man himself upon it. A top-hotch collectible piece...  More info

Courvoisier Napoleon Cognac - 1960s
$435.09

Courvoisier Napoleon Fine Champagne Cognac - 1960s

Courvoisier

Snatched from the hands of time itself, we think that this antique bottle of Courvoisier Napoleon Cognac was produced back in the 1960s. Strangely, the label lists the alcoholic strength of the…  More info

Courvoisier Napoleon Fine Champagne Cognac - 1960s
$435.09

Courvoisier Napoléon Cognac - 1980s

70cl, 40%
Courvoisier

A phenomenal 1980's edition of Napoléon Cognac from Courvoisier beautifully presented and simply delicious.  More info

Courvoisier Napoléon Cognac - 1980s
$290.06

Courvoisier Three Star - 1960s

68cl, 40%
Courvoisier

No longer do you need a time machine to try Courvoisier 3 Star Cognac from the 1960s - here's a bottle of the rare Cognac from our Antique Spirits collection.  More info

Courvoisier Three Star - 1960s
$217.55

Courvoisier Three Star - 1970s

68cl, 0%
Courvoisier

A rare bottled of Courvoisier's 3 Star Cognac, now more commonly known as their VS expression. We think that this one was produced back in the 1970s, and though the label is a little bit dirty, this…  More info

Courvoisier Three Star - 1970s
$217.55

Courvoisier Three Star - 1970s (68 cl)

68cl, 40%
Courvoisier

Three Star Cognac from the hugely respected Courvoisier house, which we believe to have been produced back in the 1970s. Nowadays you're more likely to see Cognac of this age listed as VS rather than…  More info

Courvoisier Three Star - 1970s (68 cl)
$217.55

Courvoisier VS

70cl, 40%
Courvoisier

Courvoisier proudly boast their Cognac as that of Napoleon. It all started when Napoleon took hundreds of bottles of Courvoisier Cognac for his years of exile. Napoleon told Emmanuel Courvoisier that…  More info

Courvoisier VS
5
$28.11

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
$57.98

Courvoisier VSOP - 1970s

Courvoisier

This is a 1970s bottling of the classic Courvoisier VSOP Cognac, loved the world over. Very collectible and sought after. Please note that the label does not state the volume of this product and…  More info

Courvoisier VSOP - 1970s
$217.55

Courvoisier VSOP - 1970s

68cl, 40%
Courvoisier

We think that this bottle of Courvoisier VSOP Cognac was produced all the way back in the 1970s. Very collectible indeed for the Cognac connoisseurs out there.  More info

Courvoisier VSOP - 1970s
1
$217.55

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
3
$41.87

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
$39.27

Courvoisier XO (Bottled 1990)

70cl, 40%
Courvoisier

A very neat gift for those born in 1990 - a bottle of Courvoisier's XO Cognac, which was bottled in 1990.  More info

Courvoisier XO (Bottled 1990)
$217.55

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