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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.

Cognac is produced in the town of Cognac to the very west of France, and it has had a recent surge in popularity among the houses which produce the best Cognac - 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 central regions are the most venerated. The premier cru is Grand Champagne, so named for the nature of its soils.

Cognac is a protected designation of origin (PDO), which means that it can only be made in the Cognac region of France.

Cognac Park Chai N°8 Single Barrel Borderies Lot 92-94

70cl, 43%
Distillerie Tessendier & Fils

Another great Cognac from Park, the upmarket brand of Distillerie Tessendier & Fils, a family-owned Cognac house that dates back to the 1880s. Park makes some great classic blends like its XO but…  More info

Cognac Park Chai N°8 Single Barrel Borderies Lot 92-94
$158.80

Cognac Park Grande Champagne Extra

70cl, 40%
Distillerie Tessendier & Fils

A rich, creamy, and impressive bottling from Cognac Park made using 100% Grande Champagne eaux-de-vie. Expect something complex and elegant from this beautifully-presented Cognac. An ideal present…  More info

Cognac Park Grande Champagne Extra
$153.67

Cognac Park Organic Cognac

70cl, 40%
Distillerie Tessendier & Fils

From the prolific Cognac Park comes a certified organic Fins Bois Cognac. It was made with Ugni Blanc grapes from vineyards in the Charente Valley and then matured in French oak casks.  More info

Cognac Park Organic Cognac
$43.99

Cognac Park VSOP

70cl, 40%
Distillerie Tessendier & Fils

A blend of Fins Bois, Petite Champagne, and Grande Champagne eaux-de-vie were brought together by Cognac Park to create this light, bright, and versatile VSOP. Sidecars, anyone?  More info

Cognac Park VSOP
$38.37

Cognac Park XO Cigar Blend

70cl, 40%
Distillerie Tessendier & Fils

From Cognac Park comes a spirit perfect for a classic pairing. Although we just can't recall what it is... Anyway, Cigar Blend is made with a combination of Ugni Blanc grapes from Cognac's Petite…  More info

Cognac Park XO Cigar Blend
$94.72

Cognac Park XO Grande Champagne

70cl, 40%
Distillerie Tessendier & Fils

A multi-award winning XO Cognac distilled only from grapes grown in the Grand Champagne region. It's made up of spirits with a minimum of 10 years in Limousin oak and bottled at 40% ABV. Park is an…  More info

Cognac Park  XO Grande Champagne
$79.85

Courvoisier Mizunara Cognac

70cl, 48%
Courvoisier

A stunning offering from Courvoisier, this exquisite Grande Champagne Cognac has been treated to a second maturation in Japanese mizunara oak casks. The result of a collaboration between…  More info

Courvoisier Mizunara Cognac
$2,305.28
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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
12
$30.69
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Courvoisier VSOP Cognac

70cl, 40%
Courvoisier

A classic VSOP cognac, this is matured for between 8 and 12 years in a selection of Troncais and Limousin oak barrels. The Courvoisier brandy used in this bottling is sourced from the two premier…  More info

Courvoisier VSOP Cognac
17
$37.86
$32.74

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
10
$117.77

Courvoisier XO Royal

70cl, 40%
Courvoisier

Courvoisier celebrates its historic connections to European royalty with this exquisite XO Cognac. With ties to Napoléon Bonaparte and Napoléon III (Bonaparte's nephew), Courvoisier still displays…  More info

Courvoisier XO Royal
$286.87

Daniel Bouju Sélection Spéciale Grande Champagne Cognac VS

70cl, 40%
Daniel Bouju

From the family-run Cognac house of Daniel Bouju in the village of Saint Preuil comes this wonderful Sélection Spéciale Grande Champagne Cognac. Matured in Limousin oak, it's slightly floral in…  More info

Daniel Bouju Sélection Spéciale Grande Champagne Cognac VS
$43.15

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
1
$49.03
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Delamain Collection Plénitude 1980 - Pléaide

70cl, 42%
Delamain

A particularly swanky Grande Champagne Cognac here from Delamain and its Pléaide range. The Collection Plénitude release is a single cask expression distilled back in 1980 and matured for 40 years.…  More info

Delamain Collection Plénitude 1980 - Pléaide
$542.91
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Delamain Collection Révélation - Pléiade (cask N°707-03)

70cl, 44.3%
Delamain

A glorious Grande Champagne Cognac from Delamain. The Pléiade series showcases some of the rarer gems from its cellars, which are bottled up unblended due to their exceptional character. This single…  More info

Delamain Collection Révélation - Pléiade (cask N°707-03)
$180.32

Delamain Pale & Dry XO

50cl, 42%
Delamain

A glorious XO Cognac, comprising a blend of eaux-de-vie sourced exclusively from the Grande Champagne region. This is an elegant sipper that has been treated to careful maturation in French oak casks…  More info

Delamain Pale & Dry XO
$89.08

Delamain Trés Vénérable

70cl, 40%
Delamain

Another extraordinary Delamain release, made up of eaux-de-vie that's said to have an average age of 45-50 years (some as old as 55 years) , with the strength brought down from 45% by slowly adding…  More info

Delamain Trés Vénérable
1
$325.69

Delamain XO Vesper

70cl, 40%
Delamain

Here we have a rather delicious Delamain Grande Champagne Cognac, made with some particularly well-aged eaux-de-vie. Said well-aged eaux-de-vie is blended together and then aged for two years further…  More info

Delamain XO Vesper
3
$163.82
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Fanny Fougerat Cèdre Blanc Extra Old

70cl, 44%
Fanny Fougerat

A well-oaked Cognac from Fanny Fougerat, made with eaux-de-vie which would have otherwise ended up in a blend made by one of the big Cognac houses. Massively impressive stuff.  More info

Fanny Fougerat Cèdre Blanc Extra Old
1
$87.90
$81.24
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Fanny Fougerat Iris Poivré XO

70cl, 40%
Fanny Fougerat

An XO Cognac from Fanny Fougerat's selection. These expressions are crafted with Cognac which would otherwise end up as part of a blend from the big Cognac houses, but Fanny Fougerat uses the the…  More info

Fanny Fougerat Iris Poivré XO
4
$65.52
$60.40
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Fanny Fougerat Le Laurier d'Apollon

70cl, 42.2%
Fanny Fougerat

A flavoursome Cognac from Fanny Fougerat, making use of eaux-de-vie from the Petite Champagne region. Only five barrels were chosen to create the blend, resulting in 2,460 bottles. This one boasts a…  More info

Fanny Fougerat Le Laurier d'Apollon
$59.37
$54.76

Fanny Fougerat Marin Fins Bois 2011

70cl, 40%
Fanny Fougerat

Fanny Fougerat is a tiny producer which owns 30 hectares of vines, primarily in Borderies but also in Fins Bois. After a long ferment, up to six days, wines from Fins Bois are distilled with the lees…  More info

Fanny Fougerat Marin Fins Bois 2011
$80.89

Fanny Fougerat Petite Champagne Cognac - Type 73

70cl, 49.6%
Fanny Fougerat

This expression from Fanny Fougerat is a Petite Champagne Cognac made with Ugni Blanc grapes matured in a single cask before being bottled up at 49.6%. An impressive spirit, offering up bright fruit…  More info

Fanny Fougerat Petite Champagne Cognac - Type 73
$174.13
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Fanny Fougerat Petite Cigüe Cognac

70cl, 40%
Fanny Fougerat

A relatively young and fruity Cognac from Fanny Fougerat, Petite Cigüe is made from grapes from vineyards in the Borderies and Fins Bois regions. This Cognac would have otherwise ended up in a blend,…  More info

Fanny Fougerat Petite Cigüe Cognac
1
$47.06
$43.99

Fanny Fougerat Petite Cigüe VSOP Cognac

70cl, 40%
Fanny Fougerat

A fascinating VSOP Cognac from Fanny Fougerat, based in the Borderies region and making exceptional expressions from eaux-de-vie otherwise destined to become part of a blend for bigger Cognac houses.…  More info

Fanny Fougerat Petite Cigüe VSOP Cognac
$45.42

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