The big Cognac winner of the San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2010 is Louis Royer, receiving 2 gold awards in different categories. Interesting: also Conjure Cognac won a Bronze medal for VS quality.

Starting in the year of 2000, the San Francisco World Spirits Competition is quite an important and influential spirits competition. The judging panels consist of experts from well known restaurants and hotels, spirits journalists from US media, buyers, and spirits consultants. Judging is based on a blind procedure, ensuring a certain competitive integrity, being a recognized competition in the spirits industry.

The 30 experts tasted over 1000 premium spirits for the San Francisco World Spirits Competition.  Spirits came from 58 different countries and six continents, here are some general awards. Below, you’ll find the Cognac awards, the best Cognacs – at least it’s the opionion of those 30 experts… for sure, there are some top bottles.

The general Premium Awards

Distillery of the Year – Glenmorangie Distillery
Importer of the Year – Moët Hennessy USA
Best in Show, White – Trago Silver Tequila ($40)
Best in Show, Whisky – Isle of Jura Prophecy ($70)
Best in Show, Brandy – Père Magloire 20 Year Old Calvados ($100)
Best in Show, LiqueurMarnier »”>Grand Marnier 100th Anniversary ($135)

Cognac VS or Three Star

  • Gold Medal, Séraphin Cognac VS, Cognac, France [40%] $22. Importer: Camus Wines & Spirits – Palm Beach, FL www.seraphin-cognac.com — Award Code: 25
  • Silver Medal, Camus Cognac VS, Elegance, Cognac, France [40%] $25. Importer: Camus Wines & Spirits – Palm Beach, FL www.camus.fr — Award Code: 21
  • Silver Medal, Gautier Cognac VS, Charentes, France [40%] $27. Importer: Imperial Brands – Palm Beach Gardens, FL — Award Code: 18
  • Silver Medal, Bache-Gabrielsen Cognac »”>Bache-Gabrielsen Cognac VS, Tre Kors, Cognac, France [40%] $27. Importer: J & M Heritage Imports – Glenwood, IA www.bache-gabrielsen.com/usa — Award Code: 72
  • Silver Medal, Cognac Ferrand Landy VS, France Need Price, Importer: WJ Deutsch www.cognacferrand.com — Award Code: 111
  • Silver Medal, comandon cognac »”>Comandon Cognac VS, France [40%] $25. Importer: Black Sea Imports – Brooklyn, NY www.tessendierusa.com — Award Code: 381
  • Silver Medal, Hennessy Black Cognac, Cognac, France [43%] $40. Importer: Moët Hennessy USA – NY, NY www.hennessy.com — Award Code: 883
  • Bronze Medal, Conjure Cognac, Cognac, France [40%] $33. Importer: MHW Manhasset, NY http://conjurecognac.com — Award Code: 877

Cognac VSOP or Equivalent

  • Double Gold Medal, Louis Royer Fine Champagne Cognac VSOP, Force 53, Cognac, France [53%] $50. www.louis-royer.com — Award Code: 846
  • Double Gold Medal, Bache-Gabrielsen Cognac VSOP, Cognac, France [40%] $40. Importer: J & M Heritage Imports – Glenwood, IA www.bache-gabrielsen.com/usa — Award Code: 73
  • Double Gold Medal, Cognac Ferrand Landy VSOP, France Need Price, Importer: WJ Deutsch www.cognacferrand.com — Award Code: 112
  • Gold Medal, De Luze Fine Champagne Cognac VSOP, Cognac, France [40%] $40. www.choose-delight.com — Award Code: 124
  • Gold Medal, Louis Royer Cognac VSOP, Preference, Cognac, France [40%] $45. www.louis-royer.com — Award Code: 845
  • Gold Medal, Camus Cognac VSOP, Elegance, Cognac, France [40%] $40. Importer: Camus Wines & Spirits – Palm Beach, FL www.camus.fr — Award Code: 22
  • Gold Medal, Comandon Cognac VSOP, France [40%] $35. Importer: Black Sea Imports – Brooklyn, NY www.tessendierusa.com — Award Code: 382
  • Silver Medal, Louis Royer Cognac VSOP, Cognac, France [40%] $40. www.louis-royer.com — Award Code: 844
  • Silver Medal, Séraphin Cognac VSOP, Cognac, France [40%] $32. Importer: Camus Wines & Spirits – Palm Beach, FL www.seraphin-cognac.com — Award Code: 26
  • Silver Medal, Gautier Cognac VSOP, Charentes, France [40%] $41. Importer: Imperial Brands – Palm Beach Gardens, FL — Award Code: 19
  • Silver Medal, Bache-Gabrielsen Cognac VSOP, Natur & Eleganse, Cognac, France [40%] $45. Importer: J & M Heritage Imports – Glenwood, IA www.bache-gabrielsen.com/usa — Award Code: 74

Cognac XO or Equivalent

  • Double Gold Medal, Comandon Cognac XO, France [40%] $145. Importer: Black Sea Imports – Brooklyn, NY www.tessendierusa.com — Award Code: 383

    Comandon Cognac XO

  • Double Gold Medal, Cognac Frapin Cognac XO, Chateau Fontpinot, Grande Champagne, France [41%] $95. Importer: Palm Bay Int’l – Syosset, NY www.palmbayimports.com — Award Code: 874
  • Gold Medal, Louis Royer Cognac XO, Cognac, France [40%] $130. www.louis-royer.com — Award Code: 847
  • Gold Medal, Camus Cognac XO, Elegance, Cognac, France [40%] $115. Importer: Camus Wines & Spirits – Palm Beach, FL www.camus.fr — Award Code: 23
  • Gold Medal, Séraphin Cognac XO, Cognac, France [40%] $88. Importer: Camus Wines & Spirits – Palm Beach, FL www.seraphin-cognac.com — Award Code: 27
  • Gold Medal, Bache-Gabrielsen Fine Champagne Classic Cognac XO, Cognac, France [40%] $90. Importer: J & M Heritage Imports – Glenwood, IA www.bache-gabrielsen.com/usa — Award Code: 75
  • Gold Medal, Lise Baccara Cognac XO, France [40%] $100. Importer: Normandie Import, Portland, OR www.lisebaccara.com — Award Code: 1024
  • Silver Medal, De Luze Fine Champagne Cognac XO, Cognac, France [40%] $120. www.choose-delight.com — Award Code: 125
  • Silver Medal, Camus Cognac XO, Borderies, Cognac, France [40%] $130. Importer: Camus Wines & Spirits – Palm Beach, FL www.camus.fr — Award Code: 24
  • Silver Medal, Bache-Gabrielsen Cognac XO, Natur & Eleganse, Cognac, France [40%] $95. Importer: J & M Heritage Imports – Glenwood, IA www.bache-gabrielsen.com/usa — Award Code: 76
  • Silver Medal, Hennessy XO Cognac , Cognac, France [40%] $150. Importer: Moët Hennessy USA – NY, NY www.hennessy.com — Award Code: 880
  • Bronze Medal, Cognac Ferrand Landy XO, France Need Price, Importer: WJ Deutsch www.cognacferrand.com — Award Code: 113

Cognac Extra-Aged/Vintage

  • Gold Medal, Louis Royer Cognac Extra Grande Champagne , Force 53, Cognac, France [40%] $395. www.louisroyer.com — Award Code: 848

    Louis Royer Cognac Extra

  • Gold Medal, Bache-Gabrielsen Hors d’Age Fine Champagne Cognac, Cognac, France [40%] $160. Importer: J &M Heritage Imports – Glenwood, IA www.bache-gabrielsen.com/usa — Award Code: 77
  • Gold Medal, Hennessy Paradis Cognac , Cognac, France [40%] $800. Importer: Moët Hennessy USA – NY, NY www.hennessy.com — Award Code: 881
  • Gold Medal, Hennessy Richard Cognac , Cognac, France [40%] $3500. Importer: Moët Hennessy USA – NY, NY www.hennessy.com — Award Code: 882

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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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    Well it seems here that Comandon Cognac did won 3 medals
    Their VS won Bronze, their VSOP won double Gold and their XO won double Gold,
    So why is Louis Royer supposidely the big winner?

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    I keep seeing Seraphin on alot of site
    I hear is excellent!!!!
    where can i get it in Vegas ?

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    je c herche a vendre une bouteille de cognac a magnier et c” acheter en 1941 ,grande bouteille . je vous en remerci monsieur giner

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