Let's Celebrate Cognac Day!

Let's Celebrate Cognac Day!

Let's Celebrate Cognac Day!


Tomorrow is National Cognac Day! Once as popular as vodka is today, this premium drink has evolved into a favorite among discerning connoisseurs. As we celebrate this exquisite beverage, let’s delve into its rich history, unique identity, and all things cognac! Whether you’re a seasoned enthusiast or new to its charms, there’s always something fascinating to learn about this sophisticated spirit.


  1. What makes cognac a cognac?


All cognac is brandy, but not all brandy is cognac. So, what makes it a cognac? First and foremost, true cognac must be produced in the Cognac region of France, adhering to strict regulations. The spirit must be distilled twice in copper pot stills and aged for a minimum of two years in French oak barrels. It’s made from specific grape varieties – Ugni Blanc, Folle Blanche, and Colombard. These unique production methods and regional requirements give cognac its distinctive character and superior quality, distinguishing it from other types of brandy.


  1. One of the world’s most premium drinks


Cognac became one of the world’s most premium drinks through meticulous craftsmanship, strict production standards, and a rich history. Its international acclaim began in the 17th century through trade, gaining favor among European aristocracy and later becoming a symbol of luxury. Reputable cognac houses like Hennessy and Rémy Martin furthered its prestige, and its consistent association with sophistication and appearances in popular culture have cemented its status as a high-end spirit.


  1. Try out different brands


From Hennessy to Camus, and Rémy Martin to Martell – we have all these esteemed brands available right here on our website for you to enjoy. In honor of National Cognac Day, explore and order these exceptional cognacs to experience their diverse and exquisite flavors. Treat yourself or surprise a loved one with a bottle, because this awesome day just comes once a year and you deserve to celebrate it.


  1. Whip up cognac cocktails


With the bottles you’re going to get on our website, you can indulge in them pure or try out these cocktails! There’s so many ways to enjoy this sophisticated drink.

  • Sidecar
    • Ingredients:
      • 1 1/2 ounces cognac
      • 3/4 ounce orange liqueur (such as Cointreau)
      • 3/4 ounce lemon juice, freshly squeezed
      • Garnish: orange twist
      • Garnish: sugar rim
    • Instructions:
      • Coat the rim of a coupe glass with sugar, if desired, and set aside.
      • Add the cognac, orange liqueur and lemon juice to a shaker with ice and shake until well-chilled.
      • Strain into the prepared glass.
      • Garnish with an orange twist.
  • French Connection
    • Ingredients:
      • 1 1/2 ounces cognac
      • 1 ounce amaretto
    • Instructions
      • Fill a rocks glass with ice.
      • Add the cognac and amaretto and stir briefly to combine.


  1. Get special cognac glasses


Enhance your cognac drinking experience by investing in glasses that elevate your enjoyment. Cognac is traditionally enjoyed in two types of glasses: the Cognac Snifter and the Tulip Glass. The snifter, with its short stem and wide bowl that tapers at the top, allows for swirling to release complex aromas, while the tulip glass has an elongated shape that captures delicate aromas. Both are designed to be held in a way that warms the cognac, enhancing its full range of flavors and aromas.