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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.

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)
$377.30

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
$459.91

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

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

Le Réviseur Origin

70cl, 45%
Le Réviseur

A single estate Cognac from Le Réviseur, crafted by their Cellar Master Christian Guérin, using well-matured eaux-de-vie grown in the Petite Champagne region.  More info

Le Réviseur Origin
$295.46

Cognac Leyrat Partage

70cl, 43%
Cognac Leyrat

A very limited edition expression from Cognac Leyrat - only 52 bottles were created! Cognac Leyrat Partage is made with a selection incredible well-aged eaux-de-vie, selected by Cellar Master…  More info

Cognac Leyrat Partage
$3,603.13

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, this is a rare, collectible bottle…  More info

Gautier Napoléon VSOP Cognac - 1960s
$188.65

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
$188.65

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
$125.77

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
$150.92

Tiffon Cognac Extra

70cl, 40%
Tiffon

This distinguished Cognac from the House of Tiffon near Jarnac is made with a superb blend of vintage Cognacs, which have been matured for three generations - a testament to Tiffon's long tradition…  More info

Tiffon Cognac Extra
$266.57

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
$188.65

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
$75.46

Maxime Trijol Ancestral Rare Grande Champagne

70cl, 40%
Maxime Trijol

A gorgeously presented Cognac from the top of Maxime Trijol's fantastic selection. Not just a pretty bottle (and box), this delicious expression was made exclusively with Grande Champagne eaux-de-vie.  More info

Maxime Trijol Ancestral Rare Grande Champagne
$1,299.69

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
$226.38

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
$251.53

Martell VS Cognac - 1970s

70cl, 40%
Martell

Bottled in the 1970s, this Martell VS Cognac has survived for other 30 years without even a sip being taken from it. Quite a feat, considering how well made their Cognacs are. Cellophane is wrapped…  More info

Martell VS Cognac - 1970s
$188.65

Marnay Napoleon VSOP Cognac - 1960s

70cl, 40%
Marnay

An antique bottle from the little-known Cognac house, Marnay. Produced in the 1960s, this Napoleon VSOP Cognac has been looked after very well for over 40 years to make it here today in one piece.  More info

Marnay Napoleon VSOP Cognac - 1960s
$188.65

Joseph Guy VS Cognac

70cl, 40%
Joseph Guy

A Cognac made chiefly for the Dutch market, where Joseph Guy is the leading brand.  More info

Joseph Guy VS Cognac
$30.02

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

Maxime Trijol Ancestral Grande Champagne

70cl, 40%
Maxime Trijol

An extraordinary blend of cognacs from the very finest cru, including some over 50 years old!  More info

Maxime Trijol Ancestral Grande Champagne
$571.19

Delamain Extra

70cl, 40%
Delamain

Delamain Extra de Grande Champagne is a gorgeously presented Cognac made with some very, very old eaux-de-vie. 100% of the spirit coming from the renowned Grande Champagne region, and is blended…  More info

Delamain Extra
$256.78

A. E. Dor No.6 Grande Champagne Cognac

70cl, 40%
A.E. Dor

Made with eaux-de-vie aged for at least 25 years, this Grande Champagne Cognac from A.E. Dor is a right spicy little number, but well rounded in the way that old, finely crafted Cognac often seems to…  More info

A. E. Dor No.6 Grande Champagne Cognac
$203.97

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

Denis Mounié Cognac 3* - 1960s

70cl, 35%
Denis Mounie

This is a bottle of the Denis Mounié Cognac 3* from the 1960s, great stuff indeed!  More info

Denis Mounié Cognac 3* - 1960s
$188.65

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