There’s no better time to release an exclusive cognac than at Christmas, as producer, Grönstedts know well.

Now in its sixth year, the 2011 Annual Christmas Cognac is a blend of mainly Petite and Grande Champagne eaux-de-vie.  Made from around 70 per cent XO, it also includes the special 2010 blend that was produced for the Swedish royal wedding of Princess Victoria and Daniel Westling.

Created by master blender, Stefan Mårtensson, he describes this festive edition as having tones of almond, chocolate, dried fruit, toffee and orange.  In Sweden, this type of cognac is known as julcognac.


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Jacki has been with Cognac Expert from virtually the beginning. She's the senior editor of the blog, and has spent much of her life living in rural France. Today she's based back in the UK, where she splits her working life between writing for Cognac Expert and working as a Paramedic at a large regional hospital.


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    Merry Christmas and make sure you try the new Bache-Gabrielsen XO Christmas Cognac. (only in Sweden at Systembolaget)

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    I was going to buy this, but it was all out 🙁 Grönstedt is one of my favorites :o) Yummi ;o) Merry Christmas cognac friends :o)

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