International Shipping to over 50 countries     |     Trade Customer?    Placing a large order?    Just need advice?    Please call +44(0) 1225 863988

Cognac

For more than three centuries cognac has been recognised as the finest of all spirits distilled from grapes. It is incomparable in its sheer depth and intensity of flavour, its fruitiness, warmth and complexity and both its richness and subtlety of bouquet. Indeed cognac is the king of all brandies and originates from around the sixteenth century when farmers grew grapes for wines which were shipped along the Charente River in France to the port of La Rochelle, where they were bartered for goods brought in by English, Irish and Dutch traders. Often the weak and acidic wines would become rancid and traders learnt to reduce them by boiling them in pot stills. The strong wines were stored in oak casks which enhanced their flavour and gave them colour, they called them Cognac from around the town of that name in the centre of the Charente region.

Today there are around five thousand producers of the noble spirit, most making it for the big houses such as Hennessey Martell, Courvoisier and Remy Martin who blend them for their generic brands. Many of these old cognac families have been distilling their wines for generations developing the knowledge passed down from their forefathers and perfecting the skills of distillation and ageing. Some of the very oldest cognacs may have lived in their barrels or glass demijohns in cellars for hundreds of years and have today become priceless nectars of increasing rarity and value. Hermitage Cognacs are from individual single estate distillers, all of whom have aged their cognacs naturally and without the addition of additives. They are the very quintessence of purity and luxury. They are the king of all cognacs.

"This is my favourite website for buying Cognac" Olly Smith TV Presenter and Journalist

List Grid

Set Descending Direction

4 Item(s)

  1. Cognac Chateau Montifaud VSOP Petite Champagne

    A family run estate in Jarnac Champagne. The vines are a mixture of Ugni Blanc, Folle Blanche and Colombard and their distillation style creates very fruity flavours. This VSOP has a dried apricot quality.

    Aroma:
    Aroma: A dominance of dried apricot and peaches.
    Flavour:
    Flavour: Some nutty flavours. The dried peach comes out quite distinctly with vanilla and toffee
    Learn More
    Excl. VAT: £35.38 Incl. VAT: £42.46

    •  Express delivery available
    •  International Shipping
    •  Delivery to 50+ Countries

    A family run estate in Jarnac Champagne. The vines are a mixture of Ugni Blanc, Folle Blanche and Colombard and their distillation style creates very fruity flavours. This VSOP has a dried apricot quality.

    Aroma:
    Aroma: A dominance of dried apricot and peaches.
    Flavour:
    Flavour: Some nutty flavours. The dried peach comes out quite distinctly with vanilla and toffee
    Learn More
  2. Cognac Chateau Montifaud 10 y.o. Grande Champagne

    The firm is in Petite Champagne but they have a small vineyard in Grande Champagne from where this comes. The style is the same for both crus but the aroma and flavour is of fresh apricots.

    Aroma:
    Aroma: A dominance of dried apricot and peaches
    Flavour:
    Flavour: Some nutty flavours, a little citrus. The dried peach comes out quite distinctly with vanilla and toffee
    Learn More
    Excl. VAT: £45.97 Incl. VAT: £55.16

    •  Express delivery available
    •  International Shipping
    •  Delivery to 50+ Countries

    The firm is in Petite Champagne but they have a small vineyard in Grande Champagne from where this comes. The style is the same for both crus but the aroma and flavour is of fresh apricots.

    Aroma:
    Aroma: A dominance of dried apricot and peaches
    Flavour:
    Flavour: Some nutty flavours, a little citrus. The dried peach comes out quite distinctly with vanilla and toffee
    Learn More
  3. Chateau Montifaud 1978 (Carafe) Cognac

    A vintage version of the VSOP but with more than 30 years maturing providing an enhanced richness and depth. This is a delicious cognac with beautiful soft tones and aromas.

    Aroma:
    Aroma: Dried apricot and peaches, although less pronounced than younger cognacs
    Flavour:
    Flavour: Some nutty flavours. The dried peach comes out with vanilla and sandalwood. This is much more complex than others and has some delightful qualities.
    Learn More
    Excl. VAT: £149.75 Incl. VAT: £179.70

    •  Express delivery available
    •  International Shipping
    •  Delivery to 50+ Countries

    A vintage version of the VSOP but with more than 30 years maturing providing an enhanced richness and depth. This is a delicious cognac with beautiful soft tones and aromas.

    Aroma:
    Aroma: Dried apricot and peaches, although less pronounced than younger cognacs
    Flavour:
    Flavour: Some nutty flavours. The dried peach comes out with vanilla and sandalwood. This is much more complex than others and has some delightful qualities.
    Learn More
  4. Chateau Montifaud Héritage Louis Vallet 50 Year Old Cognac
    Only one bottle remaining

    This is a blended cognac which is from some of their oldest stock; eaux de vie that was distilled between 1956 and 1963. Dried apricots and walnuts are on the nose and palate.

    Aroma:
    Aroma: There is an intense richness of this delightful cognac with aromas of dried apricots and almonds.
    Flavour:
    Flavour: The rich flavour of apricots is enhanced by a gentle rancio which leaves a long smooth flavour on the palate.
    Learn More
    Excl. VAT: £149.98 Incl. VAT: £179.98

    •  Express delivery available
    •  International Shipping
    •  Delivery to 50+ Countries

    This is a blended cognac which is from some of their oldest stock; eaux de vie that was distilled between 1956 and 1963. Dried apricots and walnuts are on the nose and palate.

    Aroma:
    Aroma: There is an intense richness of this delightful cognac with aromas of dried apricots and almonds.
    Flavour:
    Flavour: The rich flavour of apricots is enhanced by a gentle rancio which leaves a long smooth flavour on the palate.
    Learn More

List Grid

Set Descending Direction

4 Item(s)