Here are the results of the International Spirits Challenge for Cognac, the Gold, Silver and Bronze – also some Commended Winners! Louis Royer and ABK6 get nice surprises…

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It’s the challenge’s 15th year, every year great tasting and promoting quality products and of course also Cognac. The eaux-de-vie are judged by the leading international spirits experts.

This could also be interesting to you: 2010 San Francisco World Spirits Competition, see article here.

International Spirits Challenge results 2010 Gold Medal winner

LOUIS ROYER LOUIS ROYER- Grand Champagne Cognac Destillerie Magnolies

LOUIS ROYER LOUIS ROYER- Distillerie Des Saules

ABK6 Cognac Cognac Leyrat

ABK6 Cognac ABK6 Cognac VS Pure Single

SNC P Frapin Cognac Grande Champagne Multimillesime N.3

ABK6 Cognac ABK6 Cognac Cru VSOP

International Spirits Challenge results 2010Silver Medal winner

Chateau de Cognac Cognac Otard VSOP

Francois Voyer XO Gold Francois Voyer

BACHE-GABRIELSEN BACHE-GABRIELSEN HORS D’AGE COGNAC

Cognac de Luze
Grand Empereur Varietal French Brandy

CAMUS COGNAC SERAPHIN VS

ABK6 Cognac ABK6 Cognac Family Reserve XO

International Spirits Challenge results 2010Bronze Medal Winner

First Drinks Remy Martin Coeur de Cognac

Francois Voyer Extra Francois Voyer

BACHE-GABRIELSEN DUPUY XO TENTATION COGNAC

LOUIS ROYER LOUIS ROYER- Cognac Extra Grande Champagne

LOUIS ROYER LOUIS ROYER- Petit Champagne Cognac Distillerie D’Ecole

LOUIS ROYER LOUIS ROYER- VSOP Preference

LOUIS ROYER      LOUIS ROYER-Bob Bois Cognac Distillerie

International Spirits Challenge results 2010 Commended Winner

CAMUS COGNAC CAMUS XO BORDERIES

First Drinks Remy Martin VSOP

Bisquit Dubouche & Cie Bisquit VS Classique

Bisquit Dubouche & Cie Bisquit VSOP Fine Champagne

Bisquit Dubouche & Cie Bisquit XO Fine Champagne

CAMUS COGNAC CALVADOS BERNEROY VSOP

CAMUS COGNAC CAMUS XO ELEGANCE

CAMUS COGNAC SERAPHIN XO

Chateau de Cognac Cognac Otard VS

Chateau de Cognac Cognac Otard XO

Cognac de Luze Grand Empereur Regional French Brandy

LOUIS ROYER LOUIS ROYER- VSOP Cognac

LOUIS ROYER LOUIS ROYER-VS Cognac

LOUIS ROYER LOUIS ROYER- Fins Bois Cognac Destillerie D’aumagne

LOUIS ROYER LOUIS ROYER -Fine Champagne cognac Force 53

LOUIS ROYER SAINSBURY -XO Cognac- Taste the difference Cru Grande

Cognac de Luze Cognac De Luze VSOP Fine Champagne

First Drinks Remy Martin XO Excellence

CAMUS COGNAC CAMUS VS ELEGANCE

CAMUS COGNAC CAMUS VSOP ELEGANCE

Cognac de Luze Cognac De Luze Alfred Fine Champagne

LOUIS ROYER LOUIS ROYER

Cognac Ferrand Pierre Ferrand Ambre

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If you are interested in other competitions, read the article about the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, here.

Source, Pics: www.internationalspiritschallenge.com

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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.

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    Ole Cigar

    How is it possible to respect this “competition” with only the big industrial cognacbrands attending, they are in the jury and all of the contenders get a prize?

    However, my top favourite stories from the cognac industry are these:
    1. Hennesy XO telling us the blend consists of 64 unique eaux-de-vies… Give us the best ones, not #62, 63 and 64 in terms of quality!

    2. You have the small family owned cognac houses. Then there is Courvoisier & co. investing £15 Million in a marketing campaign. The cognac is so bad many recommend drinking it chilled and with tonic, etc.
    Who is paying for the campaign? Exactly! YOU are! In addition to return on invested capital, nice fancy bottles. Is the campaign giving you a better product?

    3. Imagine.
    You are in a bar and decide to impress somebody by drinking a Remy Martin Louis XIII. (Are you an owner of this cognac? Compare it with the low-end product of Delamain; the XO. One fifth of the price. Delamain call it XO, but the youngest part is more than 20 years old):

    -if you are the last customer on this bottle, you can be sure the bartender is keeping the fantastic designbottle for himself. You have paid for a cognac where a third of the price is the packaging U don’t get access to.
    -on such an expensive cognac the bottle may have been standing half empty for months. Oxidation = dead cognac (never empty a bottle totally, always save a 4cl rest to compare with a new bottle or another type of cognac!)
    -comparing with small cognac houses you don’t find at tax-free, imagine how much money the industrial
    cognac companies spend on marketing. It costs quite a bit for Martell to convince you and the rest of the world what kind of life you are “guaranteed” drinking Martell; A big yacht drinking, cognac with a nice lady with the picture of the Rolls in the background!

    Imagine what margin is left for putting quality cognacs into those bottles…

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    David Shuey

    I found an unopened bottle of Bisquit VSOP Neopolean that I believe was bottled somewhere around 1955. The seal is good and there are no particulates in the bottle.. Is this worth anything or should I just invite a few friends over and open it? Please email me if you know anything about this bottle’s worth.

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