Special Cuvées are cognacs that are not labelled with the standard classifications of VS, VSOP and XO. Included in this section are Napoleon and Extra cognacs (aged, like XOs, a minimum of six years before bottling) alongside a great variety of other proprietary bottlings.
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.
An old bottling of Grande Champagne Cognac from Le Pible by legendary independent bottlers Berry Brothers & Rudd. This was shipped to the UK in 1975 and bottled at their premises in Basingstoke, Hampshire in 1980.
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 3 star cognac (now called VS) from Bisquit. The brand was established in 1819 and the Château of the same name was built in the heart of Cognac at the end of the 19th century. We estimate this was bottled in the 1960s, about the time the house was celebrating its 150th anniversary.