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Cognac Tasting Collection
24 Tubes in wooden box

This cognac tasting contains:
• 24 glass tubes of 25 ml cognac
• Booklet with illustrations and descriptions of the cognacs
• Luxury wooden gift box
*Tasting glass sold separately in the checkout

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Unique collection of 24 very special cognacs in a beautiful wooden gift box.
Discover your favorite cognac and learn to distinguish the differences.
Enjoy while you become an expert.
Order this cognac Tasting Collection and a whole new world will open for you!


Set 1

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Martell - VS

Martell - VS

Assemblage

The house Martell, founded in 1715 by the Englishman Jean Martell, who started trading Eau de Vie in the French Cognac area, still buys Eau de Vie from Cognac farmers from the various Crus of this region. Their VS (Very Special) Cognac is 2 years old; the legal minimum age for VS. The Cognac comes from the 4 most important Crus; Grande Champagne, Petit Champagne, Borderie and Fins Bois. This is called an Assemblage Cognac. The VS is fresh, fruity and slightly spicy.

40% Vol.

Camus - VS

Camus - VS

Preliminary spirit of Camus Range; The last of the major cognac houses with 180 hectare vineyard and 5 ripening cellars; which since 5 generations are still completely family-owned. The Basis represents a selection of eau-de-vie of wine, distilled without lees (wine-sediment). Camus stresses the importance of the flavors of the wine and the influence of the Charente region, characterized by fruity and floral notes; a mix that is particularly important for this Cognac, awarded with gold medals on several occasions.

40% Vol.

Joseph Guy - VS

Joseph Guy - VS

France

The basis for Joseph Guy is laid to harvest the grape Ugniblanc in Cognac, a French province that is divided into 6 areas (crus). Through a unique combination of soil, climate and light, each and every cru vineyard produces a different wine. This Joseph Guy VS matured for at least 2.5 years in used Limousin barrels. Gold medal winner at the World Spirits Awards 2016.

40% Vol.

Courvoisier - VS

Courvoisier - VS

Assemblage

Courvoisier has existed since the end of the 18th century. During the opening of the Eiffel Tower in 1889, all participants were given a glass of Courvoisier to toast on this important event. Courvoisier allows all Cognac to mature longer than legally prescribed. This VS is an assembly of at least 4 year old Cognacs, the oldest having matured 7 years. The grapes come mainly from the Fins Bois, a small part of the Petit Champagne. This gives an elegant and fruity character with tones of burned wood.

40% Vol.

Frapin - VS

Frapin - VS

Grande Champagne

The family business Frapin, established since 1270 in Segonzac with 300 hectares of vineyards in the heart of the Grande Champagne, where predominantly the Ugni Blanc grape grows. From growing the grapes to bottling their Cognac, everything happens on this 'domaine', making it a Grande Champagne Premier Grand Cru de Cognac. This VS matured for at least 6 years on French Limousin oak, making it spicy and warm, the aftertaste quite long with notes of raisins, tobacco and coffee.

40% Vol.

Hennessy - VS

Hennessy - VS

France

In 1765, Richard Hennessy, an Irish officer serving under Louis XV, founded the Hennessy distillery. Exactly a century later, grandson Maurice created the classification system with different stars to indicate the quality of cognac. Herewith the famous 'Three Star Cognac' arose, now known as V.S., the best selling cognac in the world, of which this Hennessy V.S. was sold as the first one ever and is the most sold worldwide.

40% Vol.

Martell - VSOP

Martell - VSOP

Assemblage

In 1715, Jean Martell founded one of the very first cognac houses. Martell used grapes from the vineyards in the Borderie subregion, and used Tronçais oak for its casks, this made a combination that resulted in an exceptionally smooth cognac. In 1831, Martell created his first VSOP and continued its international expansion. From generation to generation, 300 years of craft passion passed down through the Martell family.

40% Vol.

Camus - VSOP

Camus - VSOP

Borderies

The Borderies is not just the smallest cru in the French Cognac region, it is above all home to the Camus family. Now counting 5 generations of cognac producers, the Camus family is one of the largest landowners in the Borderies appellation. The wine for this exquisite VSOP comes almost exclusively from the Camus family own estates. It is lively, well-aged Cognac that has a lot to offer to the drinker, and works great as a digestif.

40% Vol.

Joseph Guy - VSOP

Joseph Guy - VSOP

Assemblage

Joseph Guy VSOP is aged for at least four years, resulting in a perfectly rounded flavor. The longer maturation in the barrel makes the taste more rounded by the action of oxygen and more complex because the oak fabrics add vanillin and tannin. The color is deep golden amber-like. The bouquet is formed by full timber and tones of flower. The taste is characterized by traces of oak and rancio. The finish is complex, balanced and surprisingly long.

40% Vol.

Courvoisier - VSOP

Courvoisier - VSOP

Assemblage - Fine Champagne

This Courvoisier VSOP has matured for at least 8 to 12 years while generally matured for 5 years is taken as the minimum to be labeled as VSOP. A classic cognac, aged in a selection of Tronçais and Limousin oak barrels. This Courvoisier VSOP is a ‘Fine de Champagne'; a blend of cognacs from the Grande and Petite Champagne region.

40% Vol.

Frapin - VSOP

Frapin - VSOP

Grande Champagne

The Frapin family was already active as winegrowers in the present Cognac area as early as the 11th century. In the 17th century the family was even awarded an official family crest by King Louis XIV in the 14th century, which still appears on every bottle of Frapin. Frapin only grows grapes in the 1st Cru, the Grande Champagne. Everything takes place on their own Domaine, from the cultivation of grapes to even maturing in their own cellars. This VSOP is at least 8 years old, made from Ugni Blanc grapes.

40% Vol.

Rémy Martin - VSOP

Rémy Martin - VSOP

Assemblage - Fine Champagne

In 1724 Remy Martin started trading Eau de Vie and Cognac in the French Cognac area and is now a large and leading Cognac house which itself owns 4 Domaines in the Grande Champagne and has more than 100 Cognac farmers under contract in the Grande and Petit Champagne, who grow grapes for this brand and distil Eau de Vie. This VSOP is at least 4 years old and is a Fine Cognac assembly (blend) of Petit and Grande Champagne Cognac.

40% Vol.

Meukow - XO

Meukow - XO

Assemblage

The story began with Auguste-Christophe and Gustav Meukow, 2 brothers from Silesia, who were sent to France in 1862 by czar Alexander II to buy Cognac. They never returned and started their own trading house in the west of the Cognac region. Meukow still buys high quality Cognac and bottles it in their characteristic bottles with panther. This XO assembly contains only Grande Champagne Cognac and is very soft, fruity with many deep aromas such as coffee, leather and tobacco.

40% Vol.

Chateau Montifaud - XO

Chateau Montifaud - XO

Petite Champagne

Only 13 Cogac houses may bear the name 'Chateau'. Château Montifaud, originally located in the Petit Champagne, had been owned by the Vallet family since 1866 and, despite the fact that the chateau itself was bombed down in 1944, Montifaud, with 120 hectares of vineyards in the Petit Champagne and 5 in the Grande Champagne, is still entitled to use the term' Chateau'. Despite the legal minimum of 6 years, this XO is 30 years old and made from grapes from the Petit Champagne.


40% Vol.

Pierre Vallet - XO

Pierre Vallet - XO

Assemblage

Pierre Vallet is the great-grandfather of Laurent Vallet, the sixth generation Vallet and the owners of Montifaud. On their Chateau they do everything themselves; grow the grapes, make wine and distill in their traditional Alambic Charentais. The Eau de Vie is matured in barrels of French Limousin oak and bottled in-house. Pierre Vallet differs from its own Montifaud Cognac, because with this Cognac also grapes from the grande Champagne are used. This XO is at least 24 years old.

40% Vol.

Camus - Double Matured

Camus - Double Matured

France

Camus Île de Ré is a special Cognac, coming from the island Île de Ré. Located off the French west coast at La Rochelle and south of the Vendée. Double Matured derives its character from a unique aging technique. The first years on Île de Ré and then on the mainland in the cellars near Camus. In specially roasted barrels, the 'second aging' creates a subtle, smoky character that the Single Malt whisky lover will appreciate.

40% Vol.

Jean Fillioux - Napoleon

Jean Fillioux - Napoleon

Grande Champagne

La Pouyade, the Domaine Jean Fillioux, and 63 acres large, is located in the Grande Champagne. Started in 1880, this Cognac house still makes their own unique style of Cognac. The fifth generation, Christophe Fillioux, does not make any concessions whatsoever to the style of his great-grandfather Honoré Fillioux. 'Napoléon' - the same as XO-, must be at least 6 years old. However, this Napoleon matured for 10 years on French Limousin oak. The Cognac is spicy, has notes of herbs, walnut, marzipan and dried fruit.

40% Vol.

Frapin - Chateau Fontpinot, XO

Frapin - Chateau Fontpinot, XO

Grande Champagne

Chateau Fontpinot is located in the heart of the Cognac region: the Grande Champagne. The best quality Cognac is produced here. Grande Champagne Cognac needs to age longer to reach full development. The Fontpinot XO casks mature 20 to 22 years and are not kept in cellars but in the attic. Located right under the roof, the higher temperatures cause no less than 6% alcohol to evaporate per year. This is one of the reasons why this unique, highly concentrated, complex and fragrant cognac is created.


41% Vol.

Giboin - Millesime 1995

Giboin - Millesime 1995

Borderies

Just like his ancestors since 1830, François Giboin chooses quality. The Giboin Domaine is located in the Borderie, the smallest Cru of the Cognac area. Only a few Cognac makers release a 'Millesime', because the legal inspection on years is strictly regulated by law; only bottles with Cognac from barrels sealed by the BNIC may be marked with year mark. Giboin has only 2 barrels sealed per year. The Cognac is beautifully sturdy, with many aromas of herbs and fruits.

40% Vol.

Raymond Ragnaud - Reserve

Raymond Ragnaud - Reserve

Grande Champagne

Raymond Ragnaud has been an self-willed and small Cognac house since 1860. Their Domaine measures 47 hectares, in 3 different vineyards, planted with Ugni Blanc and Folle Blanche grapes. On their Domaine they do everything themselves in their own way; from the grape to the bottle. Run for 30 years by Francoise Ragnaud Bricq, giving a female twist to her Cognac. The Reserve is over 7 years old. A fruity Cognac with soft notes of melon, peach and tobacco.


40% Vol.

Jean Fillioux - La Pouyade

Jean Fillioux - La Pouyade

Grande Champagne

Founded by Honoré Fillioux in 1880, in the heart of the Grande Champagne region. The Domaine measures 63 acres and is characterized by its very own style and is very popular with true Cognac lovers. For this Cognac, fourth generation Pascal and fifth generation Christophe are taking a long time to make an assembly of the right barrels, the youngest being 8 years old. The result is a surprisingly rich Grande Champagne Cognac with many aromas from marzipan to vanilla.


42% Vol.

Ragnaud Sabourin - Reserve Special

Ragnaud Sabourin - Reserve Special

Grande Champagne

Perhaps the best Cognac house; Ragnaud Sabourin, located in the Grande Champagne since 1850. Together with her daughter Patricia, Annie Ragnaud runs this Domaine entirely according to the old family tradition. Without concessions, plenty of time is taken for all steps in the process of making Cognac. The Cognacs released are always of the same year, the age recognizable by the number on the bottle. This Reserve Spécial is 20 years old and has a very rich smell and taste.

43% Vol.

Martell XO

Martell XO

Assemblage

Of the oldest of the famous Cognac trading houses, this is an assembly of Cognac from the Grande Champagne and Borderie. Honorary to the founder, the Englishman Jean Martell, who came to France in 1715 and started trading in Cognac. Besides the Grande Champagne, which gives the Cognac a lot of softness, Martell likes to use Borderie Cognac in their assemblages, which gives a lot of strength and body. The XO is a wonderful example of this. A subtle blend of fruits, herbs and nuts.

40% Vol.

Rémy Martin - XO

Rémy Martin - XO

Cognac

In 1981, Cellar Master André Giraud created this ‘Cognac Fine Champagne’. A blend of eaux-de-vie exclusively coming from their best quality vineyards in the Grande and Petite Champagne. Offering an exceptional aging potential, resulting in a perfect balance between flowers and fruit. Rémy Martin XO won a Gold medal at the 2010 Spirits Business Cognac Masters (UK) and a gold medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition in 2014.

40% Vol.