There isn’t just depth to the flavour of this spirit, there’s also layers to its history and process that make it the one of the most complex spirits on the market. All Cognacs are made from the same grapes as white wine, grown in Charente and Charente-Maritime and if they’re not from there, it can’t have the sought-after Cognac name.
If you’re ready to dip your toe into the world of this illustrious spirit then you can always rely on Hennessy to pack flavour through its diverse range. You’ll also take a trip through time with brands like Remy Martin and Courvoisier, who both have decades upon decades of Cognac making history behind them. Whoever you choose, you’re in safe hands.
- Yes and no. Cognac is a specific type of brandy that comes from the Cognac region of France. All cognacs must be made from grapes grown in this specific region, and they must be distilled in traditional copper pot stills. Brandy, on the other hand, can be made from any type of grape, and it can be distilled in any type of still. So, while all cognacs are brandies, not all brandies are cognacs.
- Yes, cognac can go in a decanter. However, I would recommend using a smaller decanter because cognac is a high-alcohol spirit and it will evaporate more quickly than lower-alcohol spirits. A smaller decanter will allow you to enjoy your cognac for a longer period of time.
- The best way to drink cognac is neat, on the rocks, or with a splash of water if you want to take some of the edge off. Some people also like to mix it with other spirits, such as bourbon or whisky.