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 »
Aged around 30 years in oak before bottling, this Hors d'Age from Guillon Painturaud retains the house style of medium-weighted spirits still very vibrantly fruity even at this great age. This style of cognac will appeal to fans of Remy Martin rather than some of the more weighty big-hitters like Hennessy.
The original 'extra-old' cognac, first bottled in 1870 by Maurice Hennessy for family and friends. Darker and much more complex than the VSOP, with appealing leather and tobacco notes and a touch of spice - a great cigar cognac.
Please note this is limited to 3 bottles per customer
The Paradis de Famille is the oldest currently available Cognac from the Drouet domain. It contains Eau-de-Vie of between 25 and 30 years old combined to make Drouet’s most refined and elegant Cognac. This Cognac has won many medals over the last few years including a Gold Medal at the Concours Général Agricole Paris in 2007.
A rich Grande Champagne cognac using old and increasingly rare Folle Blanche grapes as well as the more common Ugni Blanc. Bache Gabrielsen cognac is one to look out for - the quality coming from this producer is superb, and it's only a matter of time before they attract more mainstream attention.
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 sister cognac to the multi-award-winning Dupuy Hors d'Age, this Extra is a long-aged, impeccably-constructed cognac whose simple packaging belies the incredible sophistication and complexity of the bottles's contents. This hidden gem won 'Best in Class' at the International Wine & Spirits Competition (IWSC) in 2009.
Frapin VIP XO is a spicy and floral cognac with lots of the characteristics that you'd expect from a Grande Champagne heavy blend of eaux-de-vie. This was the only cognac served on British Airways Concorde flights.
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.