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Martell launches VS Single Distillery Cognac

It's been all hush hush, but Martell Cognac finally released its new VS Cognac called VS Single Distillery Cognac. An interesting product that focuses on single distilleries, emphasizing the global trend for artisanal production, fair trade, etc. Discover Martell's VSSD Cognac bottle in our online shop. Martell VS Single Distillery Fine Cognac – or simply Martell VSSD – was the subject of much speculation. It is the youngest Cognac to be launched by the house, aged for only two years. It has fruity notes of...
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Things You Didn’t Know About Hennessy Cognac

There’s no disputing that Hennessy is the king of cognacs.  The famous name is known and revered in every corner of the planet.  Cool music icons sing about it (and certainly love to be seen swigging it). It graces the tables of Lords and Ladies worldwide, and it’s certainly the favorite spirit of many. Discover our bottles of Hennessy Cognac in our online shop. So, you probably think you know Hennessy.  But we’d like to place money on the chance that at...
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Why Pair a Cognac with a Cigar?

Cigars and cognac: Cognac and cigars. For many, the two ride hand in hand, rather like lemon on seafood or cheese and wine. But why is this so? After all, smoke a cigarette with cognac and you’ll lessen your ability to taste the subtle flavors and appreciate the mélange of aromas on offer. But when it comes to enjoying a good cognac with a quality cigar, it’s been believed for centuries that if you get the pairing right, it actually...
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Remy Martin Unveil New Louis XIII The Origin 1874 Cognac

There’s an exciting new collection being launched by cognac giant, Remy Martin, to pay tribute to their world famous Louis XIII. The first one has been named ‘The Origin – 1874’. The collection is named ‘Time’, and each one will celebrate a chapter in the history of the iconic Louis XIII brand. This first release is a Grande Champagne blend of 1,200 different eaux-de-vies. And naturally, it’s in a pretty awesome decanter. Paying tribute to the original 1874 decanter of Louis...
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The Ethnic Divide: Cognac in the U.S. (Market research)

Recent data from North American market research provider, Ipsos, has thrown an interesting shift in who’s enjoying cognac in the U.S. Historically it’s been black drinkers who’ve accounted for a large proportion of purchasers. But recently, and this is probably due to the concerted push of advertising by the cognac houses, white consumers are starting to increase their consumption of the spirit. In addition, the occasions when and where people are drinking cognac are shifting. From the traditional digestif through to...
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