Cognac and Armagnac
Cognac and Armagnac are two distinct styles of brandy made in the regions immediately north and south of Bordeaux. Cognac grapes are mainly grown on chalky soils and the spirit is distilled twice in traditional 'Alembic' pot stills. In Armagnac the grapes grow mainly on sandy soils and distillation is done just once in a primitive column still. Generally speaking Cognac tends to be very smooth, floral and fruity while Armagnac is more earthy, powerful and robust. In older examples they can both be extremely good. Cognacs are labelled as VS (at least 2 years old), VSOP (4 years) and XO (6 years), with 'Napoleon' Cognacs falling somewhere in between VSOP and XO. Armagnacs also use the same labelling with VS meaning 2 years ageing but VSOP designating 5 years and XO 6 years. Vintage bottlings are very common for Armagnacs with the year denoting the time of harvest, we usually have a wide range of these in stock and they make great gifts.
A delightfuly Cognac that conveniently bridges the mid ground between a VSOP and an XO in style. Thi..
€58.99 Ex Tax: €47.96
This XO Extra cognac displays incredibly complex aromas of coconut, passion fruit and nutmeg. C..
€159.99 Ex Tax: €130.07
This is a superb vintage Cognac that has been distilled from eau-de-vie sourced in the Petit Cham..
€369.99 Ex Tax: €300.80
This Cognac was chosen to represent a single area of Cognac and show how the delicate flavours ch..
€164.99 Ex Tax: €134.14
One of our best selling Cognacs and possibly the best value XO in Ireland. The Park XO has lots of f..
€84.99 Ex Tax: €69.10
An incredibly old Armagnac that was distilled from the 1930 harvest and bottled in 2010 at 80 years ..
€899.99 Ex Tax: €731.70
An incredibly rare Armagnac from the 1931 vintage. This was bottled on 14th March 2011 and is packag..
€2,028.99 Ex Tax: €1,649.59
This is an incredibly rare vintage Armagnac from the 1932 vintage. Bottled in November 2011 after ne..
€1,156.99 Ex Tax: €940.64
An incredible Armagnac from the 1934 harvest. Bottled in 2013 after nearly eighty years.
€817.99 Ex Tax: €665.03
Distilled from grapes that were harvested in 1940 as the German army marched across Europe. Incredib..
€799.99 Ex Tax: €650.40
An old vintage Armagnac from the 1941 harvest. This is an incredible spirit from a time when the wor..
€778.99 Ex Tax: €633.33
A great award winning Armagnac that was distilled from the 1987 vintage. Bottling in September 2016...
€89.99 Ex Tax: €73.16
A perfectly aged Armagnac with rich spicy flavours of prune, oak, leather and cinnamon. Extremely..
€68.99 Ex Tax: €56.09
Delord 25 years old is elegant on the nose with peppery and spicy notes, it is in the mouth that thi..
€85.99 Ex Tax: €69.91
The Napoleon Delord is a fruit driven, but spicy flavoured Armagnac that offers great value for mone..
€39.99 Ex Tax: €32.51
Bas Armagnac Delord VSOP is aged for a minimum of 5 years. Round and full flavoured with aromas o..
€36.99 Ex Tax: €30.07