Discover the rich and complex flavors of our Cognac collection. Our carefully curated selection of Cognacs features some of the best brands from the premier Cognac-producing region of France. Each bottle is made using traditional methods and aged to perfection, resulting in a spirit that is smooth, full-bodied, and unforgettable. From VS to XO, our Cognac collection has something for everyone, whether you're a connoisseur or a newcomer to the world of fine spirits.
How to drink Cognac
The question of how to properly drink cognac really comes down to personal preference. There are so many different points of view on the subject that it is wise to experiment and then choose what you like best. However, we've listed a few things to consider below to help guide you in the right direction when establishing your cognac drinking style.
Cognac: VS, VSOP, Napoleon, XO & vintages
Okay, the first thing to think about is what kind of brandy you drink. Is it a younger VS, a VSOP or an old blend like an XO or even a vintage cognac? Is this a sweeter tasting cognac that might be well suited to accompany a dessert, or even be part of the dessert itself? Or was the mix specifically produced to be a component of a cocktail, or perhaps an aperitif? If you are not brand aware, we advise you to try to find a cognac in a smaller and less known area. If the brand name is important to you, chances are you are looking at a cognac from one of the “Big 4” (Hennessy, Martell, Remy Martin or Courvoisier). If you treat yourself to an older Cognac, XO Cognac or higher, we highly recommend sipping it neat and savoring it. Enjoying pure cognac is the best way to appreciate all the nuances of its aromas and flavors, which can only be truly achieved without diluting or combining it. However, sometimes you are in the mood or the occasion suits cognac cocktails. So we have compiled some recommendations on what to mix with cognac and we suggest using a VS cognac or a VSOP cognac for these blends.
Cognac & Ginger Ale
Cognac and Ginger Ale: The spicy taste of ginger goes wonderfully with certain cognacs, the explosion of flavors is exotic and sensual. There are also many cognac cocktails that use the strength of the spice to create a delicious long drink.
Cognac & Tonic
Cognac and Tonic: Never underestimate the humble tonic as a great way to mix and enjoy cognac. It blends perfectly and brings out the fruity notes that cognac is famous for.
History of Cognac
The history of cognac is closely linked to that of distillation. Introduced in the 15th century by the Dutch, this technique allowed Charente wine to preserve its quality during transport, especially in the distant kingdoms of the north, where people loved this drink then called "brandwijn" and which gave the word “brandies”. In the 18th century, double distillation appeared: the Charentais modified their stills and improved their eaux-de-vie thanks to aging in oak barrels. Thus was born cognac and with it the beginning of a great adventure for the eponymous city which would become the capital of an internationally renowned trade. Very early on, the world loved cognac… The following century saw the market organize and develop: many trading houses were created and, in the mid-19th century, adopted the habit of shipping eau-de-vie no longer in barrels but in bottles. The vineyard then extends over nearly 280,000 hectares. In the 20th century, the vineyard was reconstituted and the legislation around cognac was put in place: delimitation of the geographical production area (May 1, 1909), recognition of cognac as a controlled designation of origin (1936) and regional delimitation of the crus ( 1938).