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Louis Royer Cognac is Sold to Terroirs Distillers for $105 Million

I know we're running a bit late with that story. But we still had to publish this one so here it is: Suntory, the Japanese drinks giant, has confirmed that it has brokered a deal to sell Louis Royer SAS Cognac to Terroirs Distillers. The French spirits company is paying a cool 13 billion yen for the company, which equates to approximately $105 million US dollars.     Terroirs Distillers is a privately owned company who beat Philippine liquor firm, Emparador Inc. to the...
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Tattoo icon Scott Campbell designs Hennessy Very Special Limited Edition bottle

Hennessy will release a new limited edition in the tradition of the houses' artist series. The Hennessy Very Special bottle will be designed by Tattoo icon Scott Campbell. Coming soon! Sign up for alerts once Campbell's Hennessy Edition is available in our online store. Previous Hennessy editions featured artists Os Gemeos, Ryan McGinness, Futura X, Shepard Fairey.   Louisiana-born Scott Campbell (here is his Instagram) is known throughout the world as being one of the most talented hands in the world of tattooing. After abandoning a career...
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The 24 Most Incredible Cognac Decanters You Have Ever Seen

After having skipped a year, the "La Part des Anges" auction is back with an amazing line up of cognacs on offer. The 10th edition of the charity gala dinner will take place on September 22nd, 2016. A total of 24 carafes and blends (most of them unique) have been donated by various cognac houses to be sold at the charity auction. The event is organized by the Interprofession du Cognac (the National Cognac Board), the BNIC. We've been there...
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New Product – Bache Gabrielsen American Oak Cognac

Bache Gabrielsen are well known for producing innovative products - and their latest offering, the Bache Gabrielsen American Oak Cognac, certainly lives up to that reputation. The brainchild of cellar master, Jean Phillipe Bergier, American Oak is unique in the fact that it’s the first time a family run cognac house has used American oak barrels during part of the cognac aging process.  Of course, the eaux-de-vies used within the blend were first aged in Limousin oak barrels, but for...
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Rémy Martin 1738 Accord Royal launches in Europe

Check out what Cognac-Expert's Michelle reviewed for you: Rémy Martin 1738 Accord Royal! Since 1724 and for five generations the House of Rémy Martin have created Fine Champagne cognacs that have been driven by the quest to capture the Heart of Cognac. Due to its success in the United States, Rémy Martin lovers will be very pleased to hear that 1738 Accord Royal has now reached Europe, where of course it was created in the first place. Cellar master Georges...
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Everything about VS, VSOP, XO, Napoléon Cognac. Learn about the different quality rating and the blending

When you start discovering Cognac, one of the first things you notice is that each bottle has a different rating - and the most common of these are VS, VSOP and XO Cognac.  But what does this actually mean?  And what about blending - how does that work? Okay, so let's start at the beginning, and discover exactly what these (sometimes confusing) terms actually mean: VS Cognac: This stands for 'Very Special' or alternatively, ✯✯✯ (three stars) means exactly the same.  Cognacs of this quality...
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