The term 'VSOP' is generally understood to stand for 'Very Special Old Pale', although the Bureau National Interprofessionnel de Cognac lists the official definition as 'Very Superior Old Pale'. Either way, these cognacs are aged for a minimum of four years and are great in quality cocktails or sipped neat or over ice.
An old bottle of Rémy Martin's VSOP Cognac, produced for the US market sometime in the 1960s. Labelled as Fine Champagne, this is a blend of cognacs from Grande Champagne and Petite Champagne, with the former comprising more than half of the blend.
An old bottling of Martell VSOP Medaillon, which we estimate was bottled during the late 1960s. The bottle features a back label commemorating the company winning the 'Oscar de l'Exportation Grand Prix Exceptionnel' in 1965.