Facts on beverages

Cognac

Cognac is a strong beverage made from wine matured in barrels that is blended using several distillates.

Cognac is recognised as a controlled appellation of origin and comes from the Cognac region in Western France.

VS

Aged for at least two years, these cognacs are light and fruity.

Served as an avec or in mixed drinks

VSOP

Aged for at least four years, these cognacs are fruity, spicy and have oaky vanilla notes.

Served as an avec or as a digestive

XO

Aged for at least six years, these cognacs are aromatic and have dried fruit notes.

Served as an avec or as a digestive

other cognacs

Cognacs falling outside the three age categories.

Scents and flavours

Fruity

An aroma reminiscent of different fresh fruits

Dried fruit notes

An intense aroma of dried fruit

Herbal

Aromas of various aromatic plants

Oaky

A clear old oak aroma

Cedar notes

A highly sophisticated aroma due to oak ageing

Cocoa and vanilla notes

Aromas from a toasted oak cask

Cognacs

VS

VSOP

XO

OTHER