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Martell Blue Swift Review

Martell Blue Swift Review

Martell was the first French cognac house to ship its product to America, way back in 1783. Now, 233 years later, they’re doing us another solid by finishing their 100% VSOP French cognac in American bourbon barrels to make a little something called Martell Blue Swift. The spirit itself is…read more →

Introducing Hennessy 250 Collector Blend

Introducing Hennessy 250 Collector Blend

Drinkers of fine cognac will want to take note: Hennessy has just released a limited edition expression called Hennessy 250 Collector Blend. This special bottling commemorates the brand’s 250th anniversary, and in keeping with the anniversary theme, Hennessy only produced 250 barrels of 250 liters each. Hennessy 250 Collector Blend…read more →

Camus Borderies XO Cognac Review

Camus Borderies XO Cognac Review

Let’s get one thing straight — this cognac isn’t Ludacris’ swill (no offense, Luda. Loved you in Hustle and Flow). But see, next year the Camus family will mark their 150th year of producing cognacs. They’ve been doing it for five generations. So the distinction between this and, say, this,…read more →

Introducing C By Courvoisier

Introducing C By Courvoisier

In Cognac news, Courvoisier recently announced the addition of C by Courvoisier to its portfolio. C by Courvoisier is produced in small batches and double aged, which – says the company – imparts an intense flavor profile that showcases a new side of Cognac. In creating C by Courvoisier, a…read more →

Camus Cognac XO Review

Camus Cognac XO Review

Camus is a prolific maker of Cognacs, registering as the fifth largest Cognac house in the world. But until recently, Camus Cognacs weren’t available to the U.S. market, and it’s still a mostly unknown brand inside the states. Camus produces a handful of product ranges including Excellence, Rarissimes, Borderies and…read more →

Pierre Ferrand Introduces 1840 Original Formula Cognac

Pierre Ferrand Introduces 1840 Original Formula Cognac

Pierre Ferrand today introduced its new Cognac, titled 1840 Original Formula. In name and style, the spirit harkens back to the 19th century, when Cognac was a popular component in cocktails. Rather than rare, old Cognacs meant for sipping, Cognac cocktails in the 1800s typically featured “three star” Cognacs. These…read more →

Introducing Louis XIII Le Jeroboam Cognac

Introducing Louis XIII Le Jeroboam Cognac

Last week we promised some Louis XIII news, and here it is. Remy Martin has just launched Le Jeroboam, a new expression of its Louis XIII cognac. It’s contained in an impressive crystal decanter, as seen above, which holds a whopping 3 liters of Louis XIII Grande Champagne Cognac. Fashioned…read more →

Cognac News: Louis XIII by Remy Martin

Cognac News: Louis XIII by Remy Martin

Remy Martin dates back to 1724, but its most iconic spirit, Louis XIII, didn’t hit the market until 150 years later. Louis XIII is a blend of 1,200 eaux de vie, some up to 100 years old, from the Grande Champagne region of France. It’s aged in Limousine oak casks,…read more →

Giorgio G XO Cognac Review

Giorgio G XO Cognac Review

Giorgio G Cognac comes from Giorgio Gucci, the fashion icon. I know nothing about fashion, but I do appreciate a nice Cognac, which now makes Gucci relevant to me. The XO is a 35 year old blend of more than 70 different eaux-de-vie from the Grande Champagne region in France.…read more →

Remy Martin 1738 Accord Royal Cognac Review

Remy Martin 1738 Accord Royal Cognac Review

In 1738, King Louis XV issued the Accord Royal, which decreed that only Rémy Martin could plant new vines on his land. Rémy Martin’s 1738 Accord Royal cognac was created to commemorate the year and the honor. Rémy Martin 1738 Accord Royal is a Fine Champagne Cognac, which means that the…read more →

Sipping Conjure Cognac with Ludacris

Sipping Conjure Cognac with Ludacris

I recently sat down with Chris “Ludacris” Bridges in Dallas to discuss his cognac, Conjure.  As the majority owner of Conjure, Ludacris went to France in early 2009 to research his new cognac. He spent time with Birkedal Hartmann’s master blender, and the pair used more than 40 types of…read more →

Introducing Hennessy Black

Introducing Hennessy Black

Today Hennessy announced the nationwide release of Hennessy Black.  Already debuted in select cities in 2009, this lighter, more floral cognac is aimed at the young, mixed drink crowd, rather than Hennessy’s establishment of sippers. From Hennessy – Hennessy, the number one selling cognac in the world, today announced the…read more →