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 cognac from liqueur experts Merlet, distillers since 1850. This has been created to express the characters of Gilles Merlet's sons Pierre and Luc - enthusiastic and determined. It's a blend of eaux-de-vie aged between 4 and 10 years and should work well on it's own or as an ingredient in a brandy showcasing cocktail.
1840 is an addition to the Pierre Ferrand cognac range that has a bit of history. Based on the 3 star cognacs much favoured by the pioneering bartenders of the 19th century this has been designed to work perfectly in classic cocktails. It's also a bit punchier than the others in the range, bottled at 45% for a more concentrated flavour that should sing out in a mixed drink.
One of Remy Martin's recent releases, Coeur de Cognac (Heart of Cognac) is distilled very slowly for extra smoothness and vibrant fruitiness and is designed to offer non-Cognac drinkers an accessible premium quality product.
A terrific VSOP from Hine, Rare is classed as Fine Champagne, meaning that the eaux-de-vie used are all from the Grande or Petite Champagne areas, with at least 50% from Grande Champagne. IWSC 2012 - Gold Outstanding Medal - Cognac
An award winning cognac from Meukow, their VSOP is aged for longer than the law requires and is full of fruity flavour. It's also presented in the company's trademark bottle, with a leaping panther moulded on to the glass.
A 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.
Winner of the Silver Medal at the Concours Général de Paris in 2007, plus Gold in 2003, as well as another Silver Medal at Concours Cognac in 2006 it proves that the average aging of 10 years for the Eaux-de-Vie that go into this cognac is worthwhile. The grower, Patrick Drouet, describes this Cognac as “in full bloom, with its vanilla aromas”.