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Cognac

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Glossary:

Cognac is a type of brandy named for the town of Cognac in France. Similar to how bourbon must be produced in Kentucky, or Tequila in Mexico, Cognac must be produced in a certain region in France to be considered Cognac.

Cognac undergoes a special distillation process, being distilled twice in copper pots, and is then sealed in French oak barrels for two years.

Nutrition Information

Serving size: 30mL

Calories 70 (293 kJ)
from alcohol 61
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0%
Trans Fat 0.0g
Total Carbs. 2g 1%
Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 2g
Cholesterol 0g 0%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Potassium 0mg 0%
Protein 0g
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*: Percent daily values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your diet needs.

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Brands and Variations of Cognac

Courvoisier

A brand of cognac made originally made by the Courvoisier company in Jarnac, France, since 1835. Courvoisier is made exclusively with Ugni Blanc grapes, and is double distilled in small batches in copper stills. It is aged in special barrels made from French limousin oak trees, cultivated from state forests when they are between 100 and 200 years old, and the casks are made on site. Everything is directed by a Master Blender.

The Courvoisier company has a rich history that is tied to Napolean Bonaparte.

Hennessy

A luxury brand of cognac made by Jas Hennessy & Co., it is the most popular cognac in the world, reportedly making up 40% of the world's sales.

There are several cognac products bearing the brand Hennessey, including Hennessey White, Hennessey Black, Hennessey XO, Hennessey V.S. and V.S.O.P, and others.

Martell Cordon Bleu

A premium cognac that utilizes a clear brandy distilled from grapes from the Borderies region of Cognac.

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