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 »
Vesper is a special cuvee from Delamain, with the cognacs used all coming from the Grande Champagne area and having an average age of around 35 years old. After assemblage, the blend is returned to oak casks for a further two years to marry. A dense, rich cognac showing plenty of leather & tobacco flavours.
A special edition ceramic decanter from Camus, produced in celebration of the 1984 Olympic games in Los Angeles (although as they don't mention the word 'Olympic' on the decanter it could be an unofficial tie-in).
A bottle of Monnet Anniversaire Cognac, which we estimate was bottled in the 1960s. The house was once run Jean Monnet, who would go on to be one of the 11 founding fathers of the European Union, along with a certain Winston Churchill.
A 1960s bottling of E. Normandin cognac, designated as a 3 star, today known as VS. The house was founded in 1755, but merged with other Cognac houses in the mid 20th century to form GEMACO, which today is owned by Marie Brizard.
This 21yo Courvoisier was launched in summer 2011 as part of the innovative Connoisseur Collection of age statement cognacs designed to pull in new customers to the category. The eaux-de-vie for this assemblage is entirely from the Grande Champagne region of Cognac. IWSC 2012 - Gold Medal - Cognac
A light, fresh Grande Champagne Cognac from Grosperrin. This Cognac was acquired by the company in 2004 when a newly widowed Parisian lady found that she had become the owner of a number of casks of brandy and decided to sell them on.