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Three Tesseron Cognacs for Your Cigar

Three Tesseron Cognacs for Your Cigar

Tesseron, the Cognac house that bills itself as "XO and beyond," has taken a couple of steps in the latter direction with a triple release, its new Signature Collection aimed at …

January 16, 2015
An Armagnac for Purists

An Armagnac for Purists

Nicholas Palazzi is a man of singular tastes. A négociant of brandies who operates PM Spirits, he bottles only from single casks (mainly Cognac) procured through his close …

October 17, 2014
Cognac Champions

Cognac Champions

Between single malts, single barrels, small batches, special finishes and super ages, it sometimes seems like whisk(e)y has a stranglehold on new product development. But just …

May 16, 2014
A Return to Classics: Pairing with Paradis Impérial

A Return to Classics: Pairing with Paradis Impérial

A tasting of hyperpremium Cognacs in the Good Life Guide of the newest issue of Cigar Aficionado (April 2014) reminds us what a top-drawer pour brandy can be in the face of the …

March 7, 2014
Camus’s Family Affair

Camus’s Family Affair

Camus, the largest of the independent, family-owned Cognac houses, is introducing Camus Family Legacy, a tribute to its five generations of wine-growing and distilling as it …

September 27, 2013
Bold D’Ussé Cognac Not Just a Beginner's Brandy

Bold D’Ussé Cognac Not Just a Beginner's Brandy

D’Ussé Cognac has just become a lot more accessible to drinkers seeking a bold, new brandy experience. Bacardi USA’s first foray into the category has recently expanded its …

March 22, 2013
Camus Extra Elegance Comes to America

Camus Extra Elegance Comes to America

At long last, Camus Cognac is launching its Extra Elegance blend to the United States in a marketing move that presages a number of new issues to come here in the near future. …

June 1, 2012
Courvoisier's Bold Cognac Statement

Courvoisier's Bold Cognac Statement

Most of us are not in the habit of describing Cognac as bold, but if C by Courvoisier is any indication, we may want to get used to it. The company’s new brandy is a blast of …

February 10, 2012
Further Adventures in Brandy

Further Adventures in Brandy

We generally think France when it comes to brandy wine because the classics from the Cognac and Armagnac regions are so pervasive and well thought of. But taking your palate on an …

April 1, 2011