We know from personal experience that Dad can be notoriously difficult to find the perfect gift for. But if he has a penchant for Cognac or fine liquor, that certainly makes life a little easier.

Be sure to order well in time for Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Years. It’s not far away now, and time has an awful habit of running away–especially in December. And being as Dad is a VIP when it comes to choosing the perfect gift, make sure you beat the Christmas shipping deadlines.

Of course, then the question prevails. Which Cognac should you choose? If you know a little something about Cognac, then you can take advantage of your own experience. But what if you know little or next to nothing? How on earth do you know if you’re buying a gift that’ll make his eyes light up when he unwraps your lovingly prepared gift?

Remember, Cognac Expert will ship these Cognacs directly to your door, no matter where you live in the world. Or, if your Dad lives far away from you, we can ship straight to him too.

Let’s take a look at the Cognacs that will make your Father believe that Santa really does exist…

1. Courvoisier Vintage Connoisseur Collection 12 Years Cognac

Well, no prizes for guessing the age of this Cognac. From the famous house of Courvoisier, this Cognac offers incredible depth, thanks to the combination of terroirs that the blend is made from.

The bottle is also handsome: Simple and stylish, it offers the complete package for the perfect gift.

Buy Courvoisier Vintage Connoisseur Collection 12 Years Cognac, and buy now in our online shop.

2. Dobbe 10 Year Old Petite Champagne Cognac

This ‘Brut de Fut’ Cognac hails from the Petite Champagne growth area, and is a wonderful example of how the rich soils here impart their character on the grapes.

The house of Dobbe may be small, but they certainly know how to produce great Cognacs. And when it comes to purchasing this as a gift, it lends itself perfectly, thanks to the lovely gift box it’s presented in.

Find out more about this 10 Year Old Cognac

3. ABK6 XO Family Reserve Aged 10 Years Cognac

The oldest in the range of ABK6, this multi-award winning Cognac is definitely one of those that makes you wonder how on earth it only commands a relatively small price tag. It’s a single estate Cognac and beautifully presented, truly making it a wonderful gift choice for the special man in your life.

Buy delightfully aromatic ABK6 XO Family Reserve and have it delivered to your home anywhere in the world.

4. Hennessy VSOP Privilège Collection 8 Edition Limited 2018 Deluxe Gift Cognac

Hot off the press, this just launched VSOP delight is in just the right presentation for the perfect festive gift. Who couldn’t fail to smile at the bottle’s cheery golden bronze color, complemented perfectly with the reds, blues, and yellows to the front. This 1 liter size bottle also comes in a matching, funky presentation box.

Be one of the very first to buy this latest from the best known Cogac house on the planet. It’s a limited edition, and will be much in demand around the world. If you know Dad would love it, then you need to act and buy now!

5. De Luze XO Fine Champagne Cognac

When a Cognac wins multiple awards at industry events, you just know you’re getting one that is extra special. And this Fine Champagne delight from the house of De Luze Cognac hits the spot in every respect. Not only does it taste amazing, but the bottle is super-sexy on the eye too. A great gift choice for the sophisticated man.

Find out more about this De Luze Vintage Cognac and show Dad how great you are at choosing the perfect present.

6. Marancheville XO Grande Champagne Cognac

If you’re looking for a gift with that ‘wow’ factor, then your search has come to and end. This 30 year old Marancheville offering showcases why Grande Champagne is known as the ‘premier cru’ of the Cognac region. And the stylish decanter makes it pretty easy on the eye as well…

You can purchase this wonderful Cognac in the Cognac Expert online store.

7. Sophie & Max Selection N°1 Limited Edition Cognac

If you’re looking for a gift with a great back story, then Selection N° 1 is the exciting new collaboration between Cognac Expert and Jacques Petit & Fils Cognac. A delightful XO blend, only 150 bottles have been produced and they’re selling out fast. So if you want to give Dad a present that makes him a part of Cognac Expert history, then you’ll need to move fast.

Buy Selection N°1 now, or check out the exciting article that tells the story behind its creation.

8. Bowen XO Cognac

If you’re looking for the perfect Cognac gift for the ‘other’ man in your life (in other words, your partner, rather than Dad), then this gorgeous XO from the house of Bowen has a really romantic theme. This is a Cognac house that came into being through a man’s love for a woman, so what better one to buy for that extra special guy.

Find out more about this beautifully presented Cognac and buy now.

9. Pinard XO 1990 Vintage Cognac

The house of Guy Pinard Fils Cognac has excelled themselves with this organic Cognac. No chemicals, pesticides, weed killers, or fertilizers of any kind were used in its creation, and this really shows in every aspect of aroma and taste.

It’s a great example of how a good Cognac should taste, with a lovely woody nose, and tastes that evolve through liquorice, spices, and honey.

Buy this lovely XO vintage now in the Cognac Expert online store.

10. Baron Otard XO Gold Extra Old Cognac

Not only a multi-award winner, but many times designated as ‘outstanding’ by the judges at the International Wine & Spirits Competition, this Cognacs got it all. It’ll thrill from the moment of unwrapping: the bottle is gorgeous, the Cognac within tempting you to open and taste just as soon as you can.

Find out more about this award winning Cognac and buy now.

11. Park Vintage 1970 Fins Bois Cognac

Now, if you’re looking for a conversation piece for a man who knows his Cognac, then your search really is over. From the Fins Bois terroir, it offers an extremely aromatic taste experience, one that the connoisseur can relish, enjoy, and appreciate in its entirety.

Cognacs from the house of Park always come with an interesting and informative label. Plus this delight also comes beautifully presented in a lovely wooden box. Make Dad’s Christmas Day with this wonderfully special Cognac.

Find out more and buy the Park Vintage 1970 Fins Bois Cognac.

12. Frapin 1988 Vintage Chateau de Fonpinot Grande Champagne Cognac

Another Cognac from the Grande Champagne region, this is a powerful Cognac with a robust character. In a word: Delicious!

The expertise of the house of Frapin is extremely evident in this high quality vintage Cognac. It offers candied fruits and hints at peppery spices-all in all it takes the taster on a true sensory journey. A really great choice for a gift, and one that is best enjoyed in the traditional manner as the perfect digestif.

Discover more and buy now in the Cognac Expert online shop.

13. Raymond Ragnaud Vintage 1994 Grande Champagne Cognac

This wonderful Grande Champagne offering excels in every way. From the aroma to the taste to the long finish, plus the bottle and label scream quality: This really is a gift that will earn you some brownie points.

The house of Raymond Ragnaud is family run, with a delightfully long history stretching back to 1860. Their Cognacs are becoming truly sought after in countries all round the world, making this a gift for Dad that he really will be delighted to receive.

Buy this 1994 Vintage Grande Champagne Cognac now.

Of course, there are so many more Cognacs to choose from. If none of the above hit the spot, then take a browse through the hundreds on offer in our online store. And remember: We ship direct to your door, worldwide, take care of all customs and tax duties, and naturally, your purchase is fully insured against damage.

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Jacki has been with Cognac Expert from virtually the beginning. She's the senior editor of the blog, and has spent much of her life living in rural France. Today she's based back in the UK, where she splits her working life between writing for Cognac Expert and working as a Paramedic at a large regional hospital.

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