Specifically made in the Cognac region of France, cognac is a type of brandy made from distilled wine. It is classified by crus, a designated growing region of where the grapes are grown on distinctive soils and climate which contributes to the spirit’s characteristics particular to the location. Before it can be called a cognac, the wine, usually from Ugni blanc grapes, are distilled twice in copper pot stills before being stored in French oak barrels for at least two years.
The resulting spirit is often smoother than whiskey and complex than vodka, graded by its age from VS, VSOP, XO to Hors do'âge. Considered to be the finest all grape-distilled spirits, it has been said to have many incomparable qualities: intensity, fruitiness, subtlety of bouquet, and the complexity of the endless styles and flavours from a (predominantly) single grape variety. Shop the latest selection of Cognac products available in iShopChangi, Singapore’s online duty-free shopping.