We recently were in New York City and checked out the cognac vibes. Let’s keep in mind that the US market is the most important one. So wherever we saw some spirits stores, we had a look what kind of offer they had.
4 cognac stops in New York
The first stop is the smaller spirits shop B & G Wine & Liquor Store at W 42nd St and 10th Avenue.
The second stop is Bowery & Vine, Wine and Spirits on 269 Bowery. The offer of different cognac is quite impressive.
The clients of the Bowery & Vine store are mostly tourists, the cognac bottles are bought from the official importers of each brand.
The third stop is the well known Brandy Library on 25 N. Moore Street, Tribeca. This is an interesting place – even when not at all exciting from outside, the inside presents a nice lounge with over 2000 different bottles. It’s a bar and a library.
It’s’ called “Library” because there are some books about brand and cognac – seriously, a great place for every connaisseur.
There are also lots of other brandies, Whiskies, Armagnac etc. – and if you are into cocktails, you should try one here. You won’t probably find a bigger cognac collection on the American continent. Impressive.
By the way: 60% of the customers are female.
The last stop is in Brooklyn at UVA wines and spirits on 199 Bedford avenue at North 6th street.
A very nice, small shop.
The available range of cognacs is, let’s say, small – but at least more than 2: Paul Beau Hors D’Age and VSOP, Dudognon and Pasquet Cognac.
New York, New York – you are a strange place to drink cognac. It does not really fit, perhaps a cocktail – but not straight. It’s like drinking Rosé Wine in Scandinavia.. but that’s just us.