This year saw 39 spirit experts judge the largest amount of entrants ever recorded; 1474 spirits from 63 countries in total. Every category of spirit was included. Here are the results of the cognac section.
Bronze Medal Winners
Gautier VS Cognac – part of the Marie Brizard Belvedere Group. Priced at around $38 per bottle
Silver Medal Winners
Merlet Selection Saint Sauvant XO Cognac (Merlet & Fils). An overproof (at 45.2%) cognac that retails at around $129 per bottle.
Marner Grande Fine Champagne XO Cognac. Cost – approx. $200 per bottle.
Louis Royer VS Cognac – a great cognac for the age and price (around $35 per bottle).
The same house triumph again, with the Louis Royer VSOP Cognac. Priced around $42 per bottle.
Hardy Organic VSOP Cognac. Presented in a sleek, sylish bottle, this great value VSOP costs around $60.
Gautier XO Gold & Blue Cognac. This house did very well in the competition with 3 cognacs in the medal winners. This XO is priced at around $100 per bottle.
Dobbe VS Cognac. Great to see a cognac from one of the smaller producers in the medal winners.
DEAU VS Cognac. Wonderful value at around $26 per bottle.
Comandon VSOP Cognac. The first of four of this house’s winners. The VSOP retails at around $52 per bottle.
The next one from the same house – the Comandon VS also took a silver medal. Priced at around $38 per bottle.
Camus VS Ile de Ré Fine Island Cognac. A great VS quality that retails at around $41 per bottle.
A. de Fussigny XO Fine Champagne Cognac. Superbly packaged in its ‘aftershave’ type bottle, this cognac is priced at around $130 per bottle.
And the house also triumphed with the A. De Fussigny Selection Cognac. This VS costs around $47 per bottle.
Gold Medal Winners
A. De Fussigny had three cognacs in the medal table, and their gold medal was for the A. De Fussigny VSOP Superieur Cognac. This retails at around $82 per bottle.
Camus XO Elegance – one of four Camus cognacs featuring in the medal table. This XO can be bought for around $170 per bottle.
Cognac Park Cigar Blend Vielle Fine Champagne 30 Year Old Cognac (from Tessendier et Fils). A high quality cognac that retails at around $140 per bottle.
D’Usse XO Cognac – meaning both of this houses qualities were represented in the medal table. This XO is priced at around $225 per bottle.
DEAU XO Cognac – with its fabulous bottle and stopper, this is priced at around $145 per bottle.
DEAU Black Cognac. Another XO from this house, this one costs around $220 per bottle.
Gautier XO Pinar del Rio Cognac (Marie Brizard Belvedere Group). Slim, stylish and chic all round, a bottle of this will set you back around $114.
Landy VSOP Cognac – a blend from Grande Champagne, Petite Champagne and Fins Bois. Priced at around $40 per bottle.
Louis Royer XO Cognac. A great quality cognac priced at around $232 per bottle.
Rémy Martin XO Cognac – one of two cognacs featured from the cognac giant. This XO retails at around $140.
Double Gold Medal Winners
Louis Royer Force 53 Fine VSOP Fine Champagne Cognac. Another overproof cognac at 53%, this retails at around $58 per bottle.
Louis Royer Extra Grande Champagne Cognac. A wonderful extra aged eaux-de-vie. Priced at around $395 per bottle.
Louis Royer VSOP Preference Cognac. Well done to this house for having three cognac win a double gold. This retails at around $44 per bottle.
Rémy Martin 1738 Accord Royal Cognac. A great value VSOP that retails at around $113 per bottle.
Comandon XO Favorite Cognac. Good value XO at around $129 per bottle.
Camus Borderies VSOP Cognac, one of two double gold medals for the house. This retails at around $55 per bottle.
Camus VSOP Elegance Cognac – costing around $48 per bottle.
Congratulations to all the medal winning cognacs. This competition is getting harder and harder fought every year. Well done to all that entered and were recognized.