Christmas is for Sharing
That is the joy of Christmas, sharing time with those you love and exchanging gifts to show how much you care. We have lots of great ideas for gifts this Christmas but to make this year extra special, we are offering some unique ‘Gifts to Share’.
For the cognac connoisseurs, the Raymond Ragnaud Vieille Reserve comes beautifully presented with two tulip glasses.
Or for those with differing tastes, how about our unique Cognac and Pineau combination? For every bottle of Hermitage Cognac purchased you can buy a bottle of Chateau de Beaulon 5 year old Pineau to go with it, with 25% Off. That really is the ultimate way to share this Christmas!
Last Orders must be received by 10am on Monday 22 December to guarantee delivery before Christmas in the UK
Christmas Gifts to America
We know how popular brandy is in North America by the number of Americans who visit our site. Last year the value of cognac sales to the USA grew by over 5% whilst in some countries, cognac imports fell. Particularly popular are our vintages where the year of distillation is printed on the label. They make unique and thoughtful gifts to celebrate anniversaries or birthdays.
As you ponder over presents for your American friends this Christmas, try adding some of our cognacs and armagnacs to your list - no one will be disappointed. It takes just 7 days to deliver to the USA* - but don’t hang about, all of our cognacs and armagnacs with age statements are in limited supply.
* Please refer to our Terms & Conditions for those States which prohibit the importing of alcohol.
Hermitage Provenance Cognacs Win Masters Medals
We are delighted to announce that three of our new Hermitage Provenance range of single estate cognacs, produced for the Asian market, have won medals at the 2014 Cognac Masters Awards.
The Hermitage Provenance Grand Champagne 10 year old, Grand Champagne 25 year old and Petite Champagne 30 year old were all awarded Masters Medals. This exciting array of awards proves that it is not just us that think our cognacs are the best, the judges were obviously bowled over too!
Yet another accolade for our exceptional Hermitage Cognac Range - single estate, luxury, vintage cognacs with age statements – surely the most decorated cognac house in existence today.
A Great Collection of Medal Winners
Hermitage Cognacs were on top of the podium again in July 2013, this time at the highly prestigious International Wine and Spirits Competition.
Recognising the wonderful quality of carefully aged, single estate cognacs, the judges placed both the Hermitage Segonzac 25 Year Old Grande Champagne Cognac and the Hermitage Chez Richon 2000 Grande Champagne Cognac at the top of their respective classes and awarded them each a Gold Medal.
These latest awards add to Hermitage Cognac’s vast medal haul to date which surely makes it one of the most successful Cognac Houses in existence.
Cognac - the story of the world’s greatest brandy
This wonderfully researched book by Nick Faith covers every aspect of cognac’s long and colourful history, its development through time and a great deal of information on its production and ageing. Cognac is a hugely complex and diverse spirit which is several stages on from wine, and when understood properly creates an incredibly exciting encyclopaedia of knowledge.
There are more than five thousand different cognacs, all created in different ways by different distillers. It is a shame that so little is understood about cognac by sommeliers and bar managers; let us hope that Nick’s book gets the attention it deserves. It is not a mere guide, it is the standard to which we should all aspire.
‘Cognac’ is available to purchase on our Occasion Gifts page
A Good Year for Cognacs
Hermitage Cognacs prove exceptionally successful
Building on our success at past Cognac Masters, Brandyclassics will be extending the Hermitage range to cover even more vintages and ages. Our customers have recognised the true value and quality of Hermitage Pure Vintage Cognacs and our years of experience in the Charente enables us to find exceptional cognacs unavailable to other cognac houses.
We are still looking to build our brand in other countries, providing further help and support in China and Russia where customers have been able to buy a range of cognacs with age statements for the first time.
One of our very finest cognacs, the Hermitage 43 year old Grande Champagne was one of the winners of the coveted Masters Medal. Hermitage really are the finest cognacs in the world.
Hermitage single estate cognacs
Hermitage Cognacs are a range of carefully selected single estate vintage cognacs designed for the most discerning of professionals and connoisseurs. Over the years our relationship with the scions of family firms who have produced the finest cognacs from the top regions in France has enabled Brandyclassics to choose and design award winning cognacs. Our long relationships with these old cognac professionals has enabled us to identify closely with our customers’ needs. Age statements and vintages are now recognised by discerning customers as satisfying their individual needs unlike the generic highly blended VS, VSOP and XO cognacs.
The extraordinary quality of Hermitage Pure Vintage Cognacs is matched only by their extraordinary value, a further advantage of working directly with the Masters of Cognac.
The finest supplier of single estate vintage brandies in the world
For more than thirty years Brandyclassics have been associated with some of the oldest and finest cognac and brandy producers in the world. Our need for these superb spirits is only matched by our customers, who seek single estate brandies of extraordinary quality which have matured in old cellars for hundreds of years.
Our range of pure cognacs is the largest in the country and entirely free of the sugar syrup and caramel additives used by the big blenders. They satisfy the needs of many of the finest hotels and restaurants in the world, where vintage and individuality are synonymous with their success. Only when you experience our nectars from a past era will you recognise the quality of vintage and single estate from Brandyclassics.
Armagnacs, the fruit of the Gascons
France’s oldest brandy, Armagnac has been produced for more than 700 years. Armagnacs are made from several grape varieties and distilled in the traditional Armagnaçais continuous single still. There are hundreds of small producers, who, unlike cognac, are not dominated by big houses. Vintages and age statements come much easier here and there are a wealth of producers each with fruity and delicious armagnacs.
Our pages are full of the very finest available such as the remarkable 5 year old from Cassagnoles, the wonderful vintages from Chateau de Bordeneuve, Castarede, Darbeau , Montal and our latest range from Clos des Saveurs who, like the famous Delord Armagnacs use the traditional Basquaise green bottle presentations. You’ll be spoilt for choice!
A unique collection of Pre-phylloxera and Early Vintages
Brandyclassics are closely associated with many old chais and cellars throughout the Charente region and have access to some of the very oldest cognacs known to man. Our stock of really old cognacs is in huge demand and is regularly required in the most luxurious hotels in the world. We never buy or sell these great monarchs of bygone years blind. There are many tests of both provenance and quality which we conduct before selling them.
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