For the past three centuries cognac has been almost universally recognised as the finest of all the spirits that are distilled from grapes. It has many incomparable qualities: fruitiness, subtlety of bouquet, intensity, warmth and, above all, the complexity of the many thousands of styles and flavours from a (predominantly) single grape variety. Read More »
A 20cl quarter bottle of Fine Champagne Cognac from A E Dor, a blend of 8 year old eaux-de-vie from both Petite and Grande Champagne regions. Light and delicate on the palate, yet with impressive flavour intensity, this is a delightful drop.
A well rounded and floral VS cognac from Louis Royer. Blended using a proportion of very old eaux-de-vies to give an elegant and complex brandy that is great either as a digestif or pre-prandial aperitif.
A 20cl bottle of Delamain's delectable Pale & Dry Grande Champagne XO cognac. 'Pale' indicates the colour is paler than similar age cognacs, due to being aged in old casks and 'dry' indicates no sugar has been added.
A Fine Champagne VSOP cognac from the Hine house. H by Hine is a stylish alternative to Remy VSOP with a bit more oomph, but still very mixable for classy cocktails. IWSC 2012 - Silver Outstanding Medal - Cognac
Accounting for one in three bottles of VSOP consumed worldwide, Remy Martin is the benchmark for the VSOP category and is blended from spirits aged from 4 to 12 years. This latest version finishes the cognac in old barrels for a year before bottling. IWSC 2012 - Silver Outstanding Medal - Cognac
A 20cl quarter-bottle of A E Dor's magnificent XO cognac, made exclusively with eaux-de-vies from the Grand & Petit Champagne growing areas, and aged around 25 years or older. Rich, yet elegantly structured, with powerful aromas and flavours of apple, muscovado, coffee and fruit liquorice.
A 2011 repackaging for Hennessy's Fine de Cognac, a youthful blend pitched somewhere between VS and VSOP. This is a stylish cognac equally at home in a quality cocktail or as a digestif. Excellent value for money.