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 »
An elegant decanter from Leyrat, containing their Glory Extra Cognac. This cognac has come from a group of barrels hidden at the back of Leyrat's "Chai Paradise" cellar. There are no records as to how long the casks had sat maturing, but it's at least 40 years old.
A 1950s bottling of Courvoisier's 3 star cognac. The bottle carries a label stating Courvoisier were the 'Purveyors of Cognac Brandy to the late King George VI' (who died in 1952) which has helped to date the bottle.
Delamain is a well regarded Cognac house, whose house style is about elegance and subtlety rather than out-and-out power. This is an old bottling of the now defunct Tres Vieux Cognac de Grande Champagne.
A blend of around a hundred full bodied eaux-de-vie relaunched in 2009 by Yann Fillioux as a tribute to James Hennessy. Privé is a poised and harmonious cognac that is delicious as a sipping drink, or even as a match for sweet interprandial snacks.