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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 (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.

Hine Rare VSOP Cognac

70cl, 40%
Hine

Hine Rare VSOP Cognac is crafted using a blend of eaux-de-vie from the Grande and Petite Champagne regions. Around 20 different eaux-de-vie make their way into this expression, resulting in a flavour…  More info

Hine Rare VSOP Cognac
11
$50.29

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
9
$26.12

Hennessy XO

70cl, 40%
Hennessy

The term XO was coined for this very Cognac by Maurice Hennessy in the 19th century, and it was first bottled in 1870 for family and friends. This blend is composed of over 100 eaux-de-vie from the…  More info

Hennessy XO
13
$141.16

Rémy Martin XO

70cl, 40%
Rémy Martin

Remy Martin XO is a Fine Champagne Cognac with 85% Grande Champagne and 15% Petite Champagne.  More info

Rémy Martin XO
9
$134.69

Rémy Martin 1738 Accord Royal

70cl, 40%
Rémy Martin

A Cognac that celebrates the Louis XV's decision to grant a young Rémy Martin the right to plant new vines on his land (banned in France at the time) with the Accord Royal in 1738. It's said that the…  More info

Rémy Martin 1738 Accord Royal
8
$46.71

Hennessy VS

70cl, 40%
Hennessy

A blend of around forty different eaux-de-vie. The Cognac grading system was actually created by Maurice Hennessy in 1865. This VS (very special) cognac is the quintessential Cognac.  More info

Hennessy VS
12
$34.17

Courvoisier VSOP Fine 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.  More info

Courvoisier VSOP Fine Cognac
14
$37.97

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
$59.70

Martell Cordon Bleu

70cl, 40%
Martell

Martell Cordon Bleu Cognac was originally created by Edouard Martell in 1912. It is a sultry, stylish cognac with a lovely fruity, spicy flavour.  More info

Martell Cordon Bleu
10
$108.62

Hennessy VS 1.5l

150cl, 40%
Hennessy

A magnum bottle of the world's most famed VS Cognac. Hennessy VS is aged for between 2 and 5 years.  More info

Hennessy VS 1.5l
$76.03

Courvoisier VS 1l

100cl, 40%
Courvoisier

A litre bottle of Couvoisier VS. The company is based in Jarnac and the company was established in 1835 by Felix Courvoisier.  More info

Courvoisier VS 1l
$40.08

Rémy Martin VSOP Glass Gift Pack with 2x Glasses

70cl, 40%
Rémy Martin

A limited edition gift pack from the ever-wonderful Rémy Martin, containing a bottle of VSOP Cognac made with grapes from both Grande Champagne and Petite Champagne. The stylish set also comes with…  More info

Rémy Martin VSOP Glass Gift Pack with 2x Glasses
1
$47.75

H by Hine VSOP

70cl, 40%
Hine

A VSOP from Hine. H is a blend of around over a dozen Grande and Petite Champagne eaux-de-vie with the youngest in the blend being aged for at least 4 years.  More info

H by Hine VSOP
3
$40.14

Martell VS Single Distillery

70cl, 40%
Martell

An intriguing 2017 release from Martell - it's a VS Cognac made with spirits distilled exclusively at one distillery! Their reasoning behind this choice (rather than using eaux-de-vie from a…  More info

Martell VS Single Distillery
7
$29.28

Hennessy VSOP Privilège

70cl, 40%
Hennessy

A marvellous expression from Hennessy, the VSOP Privilège is built using over 60 eaux-de-vie, all working handsomely together to create a flavour profile drenched in honey, vanilla, decadent fruit…  More info

Hennessy VSOP Privilège
$57.52

Frapin 1270 Cognac

70cl, 40%
Frapin

Frapin 1270 Cognac was made with fruit harvested exclusively from the Frapin family's estates in the Grande Champagne region. After distillation, this expression was matured for six months in new oak…  More info

Frapin 1270 Cognac
1
$43.39

The Last Drop 1925 Hors d’Age Grande Champagne Cognac

75cl, 48.4%
The Last Drop

The Last Drop folks are once again showing off their skills with acquiring incredibly rare spirits, and this time they've somehow got their hands on Cognac dating all the way back to 1925! This…  More info

The Last Drop 1925 Hors d’Age Grande Champagne Cognac
$4,290.79

Bache Gabrielsen American Oak

70cl, 40%
Bache Gabrielsen

America and France meet in this somewhat unusual Coganc from Bache Gabrielsen! As well as an initial ageing in French oak, the Cognac has also been finished in new American Tennessee oak barrels for…  More info

Bache Gabrielsen American Oak
4
$34.71

Hermitage 1940 Grande Champagne Cognac

70cl, 42.5%
Hermitage

A 1940 vintage Grande Champagne Cognac? Oh yes! This is yet another hugely impressive release from indie brandy bottler, Hermitage, featuring spirit made from ugni blanc grapes that has slumbered…  More info

Hermitage 1940 Grande Champagne Cognac
$950.49

The Last Drop 1947 Single Estate Hors d’Age Cognac

75cl, 41.1%
The Last Drop

While most of The Last Drop bottlings are whisky-based, they've set their sights of something a little different for this one - Cognac. This incredibly well-aged expression was distilled all the way…  More info

The Last Drop 1947 Single Estate Hors d’Age Cognac
1
$3,476.08

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
2
$46.29

Hine Antique XO Premier Cru

70cl, 40%
Hine

A new addition to the Hine range, the classic Antique is now "Premier Cru". Before it was a Fine Champagne (a blend of cognacs from both the Grande and Petite Champagne regions) now it is just…  More info

Hine Antique XO Premier Cru
3
$130.34

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
8
$94.45

Rémy Martin VSOP Cognac

70cl, 40%
Rémy Martin

An immensely popular VSOP Cognac from the ever-dependable Rémy Martin. The blend contains 55% Grande Champagne eaux-de-vie, the rest being made up from the Petite Champagne. Well-suited to enjoying…  More info

Rémy Martin VSOP Cognac
20
$37.42

Frapin VIP XO Grande Champagne Cognac

70cl, 40%
Frapin

A very important Cognac, the VIP XO Grande Champagne Cognac is elegantly rich and spicy. Frapin originally started making wine, but they eventually forayed into the distilling world, and with good…  More info

Frapin VIP XO Grande Champagne Cognac
2
$168.04

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