We came up with 10 Cognacs that are very good, and just under $100. This might be the best choice for your hundred dollar bill, so here is the list of best Cognacs under 100 Dollars, created by Sophie. Basically all cognacs can be drunk neat – these are not cocktail Cognacs.

10 Cognacs under 100 Dollars – Sophie’s December 2012 list:

We picked the oldest Cognac possible, for the lowest price – just under 100$: From XO to Vieille Reserve to Hors d’Age even one VSOP is in the list. So here we go: Cognac brands featured are Francois Voyer, Bowen, De Luze, Leopold Gourmel, Paul Giraud, Tesseron, Bache Gabrielsen, Braastad , Paul Beau and Hennessy. So the only Cognac that is not really old is the De Luze Cognac, well, and the Hennessy Fine de Cognac is not that old neither. But this is a solid selection, nonetheless.

1. XO Grand Cru Francois Voyer Cognac: $88

This old 100% Grande Champagne XO is called Premier Cru de Cognac, Grand Cru Francois Voyer – aged in oak barrels. It is aged for three years in younger casks, afterwards in older, barrels in a humid cellar of the traditional cognac house of Voyer.

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2. Paul Beau Hors d’Age Cognac: $81

Paul Beau Hors d'Age , aged 20-25 years Paul Beau Hors d'Age CognacCognac

Aged 20 to 25 years. This rare bottle by Cognac Paul Beau is a cognac for a very special occasion. Paul Beau Hors d’Age has received numerous awards.

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…next one is a Braastad …

3.  Braastad XO Superior Cognac: $90

Braastad XO, aged 15-25 years Braastad XO Superior CognacCognac

Braastad XO Superior is a blend out of four different regions: Grande and Petite Champagne, Borderies and Fins Bois. The blend consists of eaux-de-vie that were aged between 15 and 25 years. The grape variety is Ugni Blanc.

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4. Bache Gabrielsen Réserve Pure & Rustic Grande Champagne Très Vieille Cognac: $98

Bache Gabrielsen Réserve, aged 40 years Bache Gabrielsen Réserve Pure & Rustic Grande Champagne Très Vieille CognacCognac

This Pure & Rustic Cognac is about 40 years old, and a rare Très Vieille Réserve. Cellar Master Jean-Philippe Bergier selected and blended different cognacs from distillers of the Grande Champagne, in partnership with “Bouilleur de Cru” families. The grapes for this Cognac are Ugni Blanc. This Très Vieille Réserve is a limited edition, only seven 350 litre barrels exist.

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5. Tesseron Lot N°76 XO Tradition Cognac: $91

Tesseron XO Tesseron Lot N°76 XO Tradition CognacCognac

Cognac Tesseron Lot N°76 XO Tradition is made from Ugni Blanc Grapes, and a pure Grande Champagne blend. Aged for more than one generation in Limousin oak casks.

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… next one is a Paul Giraud bottle! …

6. Paul Giraud Vieille Reserve Cognac: $80

Paul Giraud XO, aged 25 years Paul Giraud Vieille Reserve CognacCognac

Paul Giraud Vieille Reserve is a XO Cognac from the Grande Champagne region. Aged for about 25 years. A hidden champion, and very good value for money.

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7. Léopold Gourmel Age Du Fruit 10 Carats Cognac: $78

Léopold Gourmel XO Léopold Gourmel XO Age Du Fruit 10 Carats CognacCognac

This Léopold Gourmel is an old XO Fin Bois Cognac, at 41 % ABV. It matches well after white wines, after white meat or fish – or even Asian kitchen. The Age Du Fruit is produed without additives, aged in un-toasted French oak casks; never chill filtered – and certainly no artifial wood notes, and not caramelised. French Wine review, september 2006: “Nice and well balanced”.

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8. De Luze VSOP Fine Champagne Cognac: $44

De Luze VSOP, aged 12 years De Luze VSOP Fine Champagne CognacCognac

De Luze VSOP Fine Champagne is a fine Cognac, comes in a 0,7l bottle. The eaux-de-vie for this blend come from the first Fine Champagne growth area. Up to 12 years old cognac, with the oldest spirits from the Boinaud Estate harvest of 1989.

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9. Bowen Napoléon Cognac: $85

Bowen Napoléon Bowen Napoléon CognacCognac

Bowen Napoleon Cognac is a mature cognac that has been aged in oak barrels for at least six years.

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10. Hennessy VSOP Fine de Cognac: $61

Fine de cognac

Hennessy Fine de Cognac is a rather new blend, that the cognac house introduced to the market. Its a floral, and balanced Cognac, that is supposed to attract younger consumers. Its age lies between 4 and 10 years. It comes in a 70 cl bottle and 40% ABV.

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And if you now think, hey! these guys at Cognac-Expert.com are really mad, they did not list this and that Cognac – please let us know, and leave a comment below. Thanks!

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Max is a spirits expert and speaker, into marketing, technology, startups, and business development. He’s also a farmer. He likes tools and machines, Game of Thrones, and Better Call Saul. Included in his Top 10 Cognacs are the Audry XO and Bache Gabrielsen 1973.Max founded Cognac Expert in 2010 at his family’s estate in Poullignac, in the Cognac region, France. Started as a blog, today Cognac Expert is the world’s largest website about all things Cognac, a blog, and a specialized online shop featuring 800+ different Cognac bottles.


  1. IncredibleEther

    Why not 1738 Remy Martin or VSOP.. I really prefer those over the Henessy VSOP that’s listed….

  2. There’s a new and popular brand coming to the US market. Pitaud Cognac and Cognac Wines. This brand will compete amongst the best .

  3. Bart Moran

    What is the shelf life of a sealed bottle of Hennessy

  4. Dag-Kristian Gjerstad

    Prunier XO should not be forgotten.. Check the youtube Brandy library review..

  5. Agreed, where is Remy Martin on this list? It is truly far superior to the Hennessy

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