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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.

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
$99.50

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
$78.34

Cognac Leyrat XO Vieille Reserve Gift Box

70cl, 40%
Cognac Leyrat

Cognac Leyrat's XO Vieille Reserve is a nutty, complex brandy distilled from grapes grown in the Fins Bois designation of Cognac. Here it comes with a tasting glass in this handsome gift box.  More info

Cognac Leyrat XO Vieille Reserve Gift Box
$86.18

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
$165.18

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
$144.45

Courvoisier 3 Star Cognac - 1970s

68cl, 40%
Courvoisier

Although the Couvoisier people named this bottling Three Star, we would give it a few more as it's survived from the 1970s!  More info

Courvoisier 3 Star Cognac - 1970s
$180.56

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
$83.00

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
$270.30

Courvoisier Le Voyage De Napoleon VS

100cl, 40%
Courvoisier

The VS expression of Courvoisier Cognac, presented as part of their Le Voyage de Napoleon range, which was originally released for the Travel Retail Market.  More info

Courvoisier Le Voyage De Napoleon VS
$36.04

Courvoisier Le Voyage De Napoleon XO

70cl, 40%
Courvoisier

This is the XO expression from Courvoisier's Le Voyage de Napoleon range, which was released for the Travel Retail market in 2013. A top quality release, rippling with fragrant vanilla, rich fruit,…  More info

Courvoisier Le Voyage De Napoleon XO
$78.93

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
$89.92

Courvoisier Napoleon Cognac 1.36l - 1960s

136cl, 4%
Courvoisier

A large 1.36 litre bottle of Courvoisier, aged for at least 6 years, that's thought to date from the 1960s! This bottle was part of a private collection. More detailed information and…  More info

Courvoisier Napoleon Cognac 1.36l - 1960s
$722.24

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
1
$361.12

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
$240.75

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
$216.67

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
$180.56

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)
$180.56

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
4
$23.33

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
1
$48.13

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
$180.56

Courvoisier VSOP Fine Champagne Cognac - 1970s

95cl, 40%
Courvoisier

The 1980s gave us many spectacular things - Top Gun, a handful of great Tom Waits albums and this bottle of Courvoisier VSOP Fine Champagne Cognac. Very collectible.  More info

Courvoisier VSOP Fine Champagne Cognac - 1970s
$331.03

Courvoisier XO Cognac

70cl, 40%
Courvoisier

A new bottling of Courvoisier XO, a brilliant example of well aged, expertly blended and altogether delectable Cognac. Featuring very old eaux-di-vie from the Grande Champagne, Petite Champagne and…  More info

Courvoisier XO Cognac
3
$73.17

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
$180.56

Daniel Bouju Empereur XO Grand Champagne Cognac

70cl, 40%
Daniel Bouju

An XO Grande Champagne Cognac from Daniel Bouju, a renowned family-owned Cognac house from the heart of the Grande Champagne region. They age their expressions in Limousin oak casks, and this XO will…  More info

Daniel Bouju Empereur XO Grand Champagne Cognac
1
$61.90

Daniel Bouju VSOP Grande Champagne Cognac

70cl, 40%
Daniel Bouju

The Daniel Bouju estate is situated in St. Preuil, Charente in the Grande Champagne region of France. They use Ugni Blanc grapes to make their Cognac, and age it in Limousin oak casks. Their VSOP is…  More info

Daniel Bouju VSOP Grande Champagne Cognac
$48.00

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