Cognac continues to grow in popularity, recognized often for its delicious taste and flavor. Selecting the perfect cognac can be a difficult feat. So, we have curated a list of the best cognacs in the world with taste and smoothness in the forefront of our minds. Enjoy!
Find below our list of the 10 best brandy and cognacs in the world. They are the amazing result of passion and craftmanship… But always remember: drink in moderation.
- Billionaires Row Cuvée XO
This brandy, recently introduced to the market, maintains a smooth, smoky flavor that is sure to impress. Carefully curated in France through an elaborate oak barrel aging and blending process, the elegance of this product is palpable. Enjoy it neat, on the rocks, or used to create a delicious cocktail.
It is part of the Billionaire’s Row collection, which is already reason enough to purchase it. Patrick Ductant and William Benson– owners of Billionaire’s Row– are delivering to their customers the most high quality spirits. Their drinks never disappoint, and this cognac is definitely not any different. Simply put, Billionaire’s Row understands the art of making.
- Courvoisier VSOP Cognac
Customers rave about this product. The journey through the various flavors of this drink is surely an experience. Drinkers can expect notes of peach, jasmine, and gingerbread to dazzle their taste buds. Courvoisier is known for crafting delectable spirits, ensuring their drinks are created with intense care and attention. This cognac, according to Courvoisier, “symbolizes the versatile and multi-layered nature of the House of Courvoisier.”
- Pierre Ferrand 1840 Cognac
Pierre Fernand exclusively delivers cognac to customers. While there are many other cognacs that this brand offers, I find this one to be the standout amongst them all. You can taste the care and love mixed into this cognac, along with tones of honey and a little bit of spice.
Though it can be enjoyed alone, its addition to a mint julep is highly recommended. If you like this cognac by Pierre Ferrand, there are many others to explore by this company.
- Martell Cordon Bleu
There is a lot to mention about this specific cognac. Its sweetness, with tastes of gingerbread and cocoa present in each sip, is just amazing. The aroma that this cognac exudes is delicious. Notes of almond, caramel, plum, and apple make for its riveting complexity. Using this cognac in a cocktail will elevate it tremendously. A swift old fashioned and robust coffee are just two of the many cocktails that can be enjoyed with this spirit.
- Hennessy Paradis
There is a reason why Hennesy is one of the best brands on the market. Aged for several years, this cognac delivers a bold and full flavor. Its smoothness is impressive. There is a delicate balance between rich and silky that makes for a memorable experience. If you’re looking for a classic, look no further than this. This cognac will not disappoint (whether mixed or on its own.)
- Grand Marnier Cordon Rouge
Besides being delivered in a beautiful bottle, this cognac has a lot to offer. Its vanilla flavor is accompanied by zesty orange undertones that add to its delicious taste. Grand Marnier has a vast collection of cognacs, all of which retain an impressive flavor profile.
However, there is something more distinct about this one that gained it a spot on the list. It just gets more enjoyable after each sip.
- Remy Martin 1738 Accord Royale
There is so much to say about this specific cognac delivered from Remy Martin. It is extraordinarily smooth and a bit smoky– which comes from its method of mixing (in an oak barrel). Although you can enjoy this drink on its own, both neat and on the rocks, it also can elevate your cocktail game considerably. Remy Martin recommends pairing this cognac with a citrus mixer for the best drinking experience.
- D’Usse XO
This sexy, sleek black bottle perfectly represents the rich and elegant flavor of this cognac. Upon each sip, you can find more to enjoy. There are notable flavors of blackberry, dark chocolate, apricot, and walnut. D’Usse works carefully to deliver customers the most quality products. Each batch of cognac is aged for a minimum of ten years in French oak barrels. The taste of this one is surely something to remember.
- Hine Mariage
Hine, around for an impressive 250 years, clarifies their expertise in the business through this cognac. Held in a beautiful crystal bottle, drinking Mariage will make you feel like royalty.
It is clear that there was close attention in each step of this drink’s production process. There are many different flavors to expect from this drink– hazelnut, almonds, candied fruit. Each of these flavors combine perfectly to create a truly spectacular taste.
- VS from Maison Gautier
The inclusion of VS was paramount to the creation of this list. The flavors marry perfectly together to create a truly unique cognac. Smoky tones, hints of spice, and tastes of vanilla are individually recognized through each sip. Although its ideal state of consumption is neat, it can come with tonic, sparkling water, or in a cocktail. Whichever way you enjoy this cognac, I can assure you that you will love it.