A supermarket tasting: Jules Gautret VSOP vs. Puy Gaudin Cocktail Cognac

A review: The other day my father and me stopped at a supermarket to buy some food. We decided to buy some Cognac too, well aware of the fact that it's not at all the best place to buy it. At home we decided to taste both Cognacs in order to draw differences. One is a Puy Gaudin Cognac Long Drink at 14 € the other a Jules Gautret V.S.O.P at 25 €. Funny thing, that I passed this sign...
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Martell Cordon Bleu

Martell Cordon Bleu Cognac: Bottle review

Martell Cordon Bleu Cognac. Created in 1912 by Edouard Martell, the bottle became a legend in the world of Cognac as middle range Cognac. One must admit that it's a rather a good "top 4 cognac brand" eaux-de-vie. A gentle giant. The Cognac's taste is dominated by eaux-de-vie from the Borderies area. The bottle authentic, not overcharged. This Cognac has a clear character and differs through a rather unique, balanced character. Here are the Martell Cordon Bleu tasting note The color:...
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Brillet Tres Vieille Reserve XO: Bottle review

The house of Brillet counts 65 hecatres (150 acres) of vineyards. The estate lies in the heart of the Grande Champagne region, some parts are in the Petite Champagne area. The house exports 70% and 30% get sold in France. First of all: this Cognac is a Single Grande Champagne, 100% Grande Champagne. This Cognac is said to be the reference for XO Cognacs found in the best restaurants and wine stores. This is a Cognac that claims being in the...
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Biggest Cognac bottle in the world

Biggest Cognac bottle in the world? 25 litres of Bache Gabrielsen XO

Wow, these guys must be very happy. They are holding a gigantic 25 litre Bache Gabrielsen XO bottle in their hands. It somehow reminds me of the elephant carrying a huge Cognac bottle through the jungle, see here. Extremly limited edition: There are only 6 of them, one bottle costs 16,000 Norwegian Kroner: that's $2700! Anyway, Ole Remfeldt just bought the 25-liter bottle. When Remfeldt learned that a bottle had come to Norway he did not hesitate. He teamed up...
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Cognac XO Hennessy

Hennessy XO: Cognac Review & Price

This XO Cognac by Hennessy is a blend of more than a hundred different eaux-de-vie (!). And each of the eaux-de-vie within the blend of the Hennessy XO are between 10 to 70 years old. Hennessy's XO is, of course, a safe choice - Hennessy Cognac is the largest Cognac trading house in the world, and it goes without saying that they know what they're doing. Discover more about the Hennessy XO Cognac. This XO used to be a Reserve de...
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