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 1953 vintage Hine Cognac. Located in the heart of the top 'cru' of the region, Grande Champagne, Hine have an impressive 173 acres of their own vineyards. This is presented in a delightful wooden box and would make a great birthday gift.
An impressive 2011 release from Hennessy, the Paradis Imperial is a blend of rare 19th and 20th century cognacs inspired by the cognac that the company created in 1818 for Tsar Alexander I as a present from his mother. It's packaged in an elegant crystal decanter designed by Stephanie Balini and features an 18-carat gold plated label.
A 1900 vintage cognac from Salignac. As of 2013, they are owned by Courvoisier and most of the cognacs bottled under the Salignac label are VS level at around 3 years of age. However at the time this bottle was produced, they were still independently run and were releasing older variants, such as this perfectly preserved example.
A super-luxury Courvoisier, L'Essence is blended from over 100 ancient eaux-de-vies from Grande Champagne and Borderies and is presented in a Baccarat teardrop decanter suspended in a frame complete with a finely crafted crystal stopper, inspired by the signet rings given by Napoleon Bonaparte to commanders in his army in recognition of noble acts.
A historic bottle of 1893 vintage Very Old Liqueur Brandy. Bottled by G & J Greenall of Warrington, who have been distilling and bottling spirits since 1761, we estimate this was bottled sometime in the 1930s.
An extraordinary vintage cognac from the Petite Champagne region, Last Drop was distilled in an old-fashioned alembic in 1950 and only bottled in 2010 after an astounding six decades in cask. Just 478 bottles of this rare treasure were released.
A legendary cognac from the prestigious house of Remy Martin, containing Grande Champagne eaux-de-vie aged between 40 and 100 years and packaged in a gorgeous Baccarat decanter. This is one of the older presentations used for this product.
A very old bottle of pre-phylloxera cognac, produced from the 1858 vintage by A Yvon & Cabriau. This was made from grapes grown on vines that were almost certainly destroyed by the phylloxera epidemic, making it a taste of history.