Awards for Best Cognacs 2012: Ultimate Spirits Challenge
Some people just do not like spirits competitions, awards and challenges, some think competitions and awards can be quite useful.
Or, you might want to have a look at the results of the “Ultimate Spirits Challenge” 2012.
Best Cognacs 2012?
Are these cognacs really the best in 2012? Well, that’s hard to say because taste is simply a very subjective and personal thing, and after all, the Ultimate Spirits Challenge is just one out of several competitions.
Let’s have a brief look at the winners of the Brandy (Cognac is Brandy but not every Brandy is Cognac) category:
- ARMAGNAC: Delord 1978
- CALVADOS: Calvados Drouin 25 Years Old
- COGNAC: Frapin Château Fontpinot XO, read more about XO“>Frapin’s Fontpinot XO
- GRAPPA: Jacopo Poli Sarpa Barrique
- PISCO: Pisco Porton
The Cognac Awards
This is how the cognac ratings work:
95-100 points: Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation
90-94 points: Excellent, Highly Recommended
85-89 points: Very Good, Strong Recommendation
80-84 points: Good, Recommended
97 points: Frapin Château Fontpinot XO Cognac Grande Champagne France, 41% abv, $90.00, 750 ml Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation
The Cognac Finalists
94 Pierre Ferrand 1840 Original Formula Cognac France, 45% abv, $44.99, 750 ml Excellent, Highly Recommended, read more about Pierre Ferrand 1840 Original Formula
Read more about the house of Cognac Normandin-Mercier
And here are the other cognacs that didn’t make it in the top list, below 93 points. You will find all these cognacs in either our brand list or in the overall cognac list, with all products in one list.
92 Garde Marine Extra XO Cognac France, 40% abv, RUB3500.00, 700 ml , seeking US Importer Excellent, Highly Recommended
92 Landy XO Cognac France, 40% abv, $119.00, 750 ml Excellent, Highly Recommended
92 Landy VSOP Cognac France, 40% abv, $29.99, 750 ml Excellent, Highly Recommended
91 Camus Ile de Re Fine Island Cliffside Cellar Cognac France, 40% abv, $95.00, 750 ml Excellent, Highly Recommended
89 Camus Ile de Re Fine Island Double Matured Cognac France, 40% abv, $65.00, 750 ml Very Good, Strong Recommendation
89 Camus Ile de Re Fine Island Cognac France, 40% abv, $47.00, 750 ml Very Good, Strong Recommendation
89 Jean Fillioux La Pouyade Cognac France, 42% abv, $64.00, 750 ml Very Good, Strong Recommendation
89 Landy VS Cognac France, 40% abv, $22.99, 750 ml Very Good, Strong Recommendation
88 Distillerie du Peyrat“>Peyrat Rare Organic Cognac France, 40% abv, $63.00, 750 ml Very Good, Strong Recommendation
88 Louis Royer “Force 53” VSOP Cognac Fine Champagne France, 53% abv, $49.00, 750 ml Very Good, Strong Recommendation
If you would like to learn more about one of these cognacs, check out our list of cognac brands.
Photo Credit: Daniel Krieger