Hennessy XO, Remy Martin XO Special / Excellence / Premier Cru / Extra, Martell Cordon Bleu / XO (Supreme) / Creation / L'or De Jean, Otard XO Gold / Black, Courvoisior XO Imperial, Camus XO / Borderies / Extra,
Hennessy Paradis, Remy Martin Louis XIII / Black Pearl, Richard Hennessy
What & Where is Cognac?
Cognac is a brandy produced in the region of Cognac in France. In order for a brandy to be Cognac, the grapes must be grown in the Cognac region and goes through a fermentation and double distillation process. Cognac is located at the centre-western coast of France.
How many regions are there within Cognac?
There are a total of 6 regions within cognac namely Grande Champagne, Petite Champagne, Borderies, Fin Bois, Bons Bois and Bois Ordinaires. You will find out more about the climate, soil condition and nature of the grapes produced in each region during the cognac appreciation course.
What does VS, VSOP and XO mean?
VS means Very Special. In accordance to the law of France, the cognac must mature in the oak barrel for at least 2 and a half years to claim VS.
VSOP means Very Superior Old Pale. In accordance to the law of France, the cognac must mature in the oak barrel for at least 4 and a half years to claim VSOP.
XO means Extra Old. In accordance to the law of France, the cognac must mature in the oak barrel for at least 6 and a half years to claim XO.
No maturation process takes place after the cognac is bottled. Therefore under ordinary circumstances, an "old" bottle of cognac should not cost more than a "new" one. There are exceptional cases though and you will be enlightened in our cognac appreciation course.
The intermediate selection course covers the stipulated topics and participants shall learn to appreciate the following 6 cognacs:-
Remy Martin XO Special
Otard XO Gold
Courvoisier XO Imperial
Martell Cordon Bleu
Remy Martin XO Excellence
Cognac Appreciation Course - Advance Selection
The advance selection course covers the stipulated topics and participants shall learn to appreciate the following 6 cognacs:-
Hennessy XO Martell XO Supreme Remy Martin XO Premier Cru Camus Borderies
Remy Martin Extra
Cognac Appreciation Course - 3 Major Houses
This is a fine selection of the representative expressions produced by the
3 major cognac houses.
Remy Martin XO Premier Cru
Remy Martin Extra
Cognac Appreciation Course - Top Range
The best cognac that exist today. This course is subjected to availability.
Martell Jean L'or
Remy Martin Louis XIII
The facilitator, Mr Daniel says...
"The Cognac industry has yet to effectively attract the taste buds of Singaporeans yet. With the courses I'm conducting, I hope to widen the general public's pespective of the best brandies ever made.
Cognac, France, given its climate and soil conditions, is undoubtedly the most conducive place in the world for the making of Cognac. I'm confident that by sharing about Cognac, more of the public will be able to appreciate the fine spirits that are envied by the heavens. Our courses will take you through the delicious trip of Cognac appreciation starting from its colour, viscosity, nose, palate and finish.
Therefore, let us gather and widen our perspective on Cognac together!"