Cognac, Gin

Cognac is named after the town of Cognac in France and is a variety of brandy. It is produced in the wine-growing region surrounding the town from which it takes its name. Ugni Blanc, which is known locally as Saint-Emilion, is the one most commonly used grape to produce Cognac. The region is divided in to six zones, Grande Champagne, Petite Champagne, Bordeies, Fins Bois, Bon Bois and lastly Bois Ordinaire, not to be confused with Champagne, the premier sparkling wine region in north east France.

Strict guidelines must be followed for a distilled brandy to be legally labelled as a Cognac by the Appellation d’origine contrôlée. Only specific grapes are allowed to be used, of which Ugni Blanc is the most common. The brandy must be distilled twice in copper pot stills and aged for a minimum of 24 months in French oak barrels from Limousis or Tronçais.

Blending is very common in Cognacs, and the age is derived from the age of the youngest grapes used in the blend. Cognacs develop and age in a similar way to Scotch Whiskies, though most Cognacs can age much longer than the legal requirement due to the time spent in the French oak barrels.
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    Tanqueray offers a clean and crisp taste. It is both succulent and subtle with penetrating spicy layers enhanced by golden, lemony top notes. Made using a recipe from 1830 it is unmatched for clarity, sparkle and zest, using the highest quality ... Learn More
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    Containing 6 colourful & festive Christmas Baubles filled with unique and flavoursome gins inspired by and created using native botanicals from Australia & Asia. Each set includes: Cocktail guide to make the most out of each flavour Premium wrap around gift box with ... Learn More
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    Poor Toms steep ten botanicals in Australian wheat spirit, which is then single-shot distilled in a 200-litre Müller copper still. You’ll notice a classic juniper backbone complimented by fresh green apple, native strawberry gum leaf, and chamomile. ... Learn More
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    Tanqueray Flor de Sevilla is a unique distilled gin made with Sevilla orange essences and other fine botanicals. Inspired by Charles Tanqueray’s original recipes and the ripening oranges growing on the trees in sun-drenched Seville, the result is a ... Learn More
  5. DODD'S KEW ORGANIC GIN (700ML)
    Founded in 1759, today the Royal Botanic Gardens of Kew, London, is home to the largest collection of rare and treasured plants in the world. It's from this Unesco Heritage Site that the team behind Dodd's gin have been working with ... Learn More
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  6. FOUR PILLARS GIN 700ML
    Has been awarded medals at a number of prestigious international competitions: Double Gold at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition in 2016 and 2014, Gold at the Global Gin Masters 2016, and Gold at the Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Competition 2014. "Four Pillars ... Learn More
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  7. POOR TOMS STRAWBERRY GIN BATCH #1 700ML
    This is the first commercial batch of Poor Toms' soon-to-be infamous Strawberry Gin. The PT crew steep the tastiest fresh strawberries they can find along with young ginger and hibiscus flowers (for colour) in a batch of Sydney Dry Gin. ... Learn More
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    A juniper-driven London Dry style, with a distinctive Spanish accent. A beautifully balanced contemporary gin. The nose shows pungent rosemary and fresh citrus aromas. The flavour profile is both zesty and sappy with delicate floral notes and of course the ... Learn More
  9. JENSEN’S OLD TOM LONDON DRY GIN
    The name Old Tom apparently came from wooden plaques that were shaped like a cat (an "Old Tom") and hung outside some pubs in 18th century England. Jensen’s Old Tom recipe was taken from a distiller’s handbook from ... Learn More
  10. JENSEN’S BERMONDSEY DRY GIN
    Designed to honour the traditional style of London Gin’s halcyon days. Clean pine-ey juniper with lavender and parma violet, generous coriander, orange and lemon zest. Clean dry palate with pine fresh juniper to the fore with coriander and strong ... Learn More
  11. TANQUERAY NO. TEN
    Introduced in 2000, Tanqueray No. Ten is named after the still of its origin, pot still number 10, which is quite endearingly nicknamed Tiny Ten. The small batch gin is crafted using whole fresh citrus fruits, such as oranges, limes and grapefruit, ... Learn More
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    From one of the newest and coolest 'urban distilleries' in Marrickville, Sydney. At 52%, Poor Toms Fool Strength is a rich, classic, full-bodied gin. You’ll notice a classic juniper backbone complimented by fresh grapefruit, native strawberry gum leaf, and chamomile. ... Learn More
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    "Almost two years of research have gone into creating a gin that is aged in an entirely natural way. With our RESERVA gin, we have managed to combine the action of oak over time with the delicate flavours and aromas ... Learn More
  14. DODD'S GIN (500ML)
    Uniquely crafted at the distillery in Battersea, London using a proprietary distillation method. Dodd's Gin is not just a testament to the eponym, but to all champions of innovation. Aromas of juniper and bay leaves with kaffir lime and then ... Learn More
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    A crisp, clean, classic London dry nose. Slightly earthy with a lovely complexity of juniper and lime peel with an almost minty freshness and a pleasant balancing sweetness. The palate is soft and slightly lactose in character with juniper, lemon/ ... Learn More
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  16. FOUR PILLARS X KYOTO DISTILLERY COLLABORATION GIN 700ML
    Based in Victoria's Yarra Valley wine region, in 2019 Four Pillars achieved the highest accolade possible, winning the IWSC (International Wine and Spirits Competition) Gin Producer of the Year award. "For our third Distiller Series gin we couldn’t go past ... Learn More
  17. ANIMUS DISTILLERY CLASSIC DRY GIN 700ML
    A bold reinterpretation of gin - Animus's Classic Dry took on a life of it's own when lemon myrtle and mountain pepper berry were added to the rich, juniper led base. It's a zesty, spicy, gin that has an effortless, ... Learn More
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    This is Animus' ode to Australia's love affair with South East Asian flavours. A beautifully pure, perfectly integrated, uncluttered gin It's a zesty, spicy, gin that has an effortless, almost fluffy texture across the palate. The inclusion of white sesame ... Learn More
  19. FOUR PILLARS CHRISTMAS GIN - VINTAGE 2020
    Each year Wilma would make Christmas puddings on Victoria Derby Day while the rest of the family watched the races. So a couple of years ago, on Derby Day, Cam put some puds made to her recipe in the botanical ... Learn More
  20. HARTSHORN GIN SHEEP WHEY 40% 500ML
    Hartshorn Distillery is a Tasmanian micro distillery making boutique batches of Vodka and Gin from their own sheep whey. They are the first in the world to create this unique product. Proud to be the smallest distillery in Australia making ... Learn More
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  21. DUDOGNON NAPOLEAN - 15YEARS
    Goes well with a cigar at room temperature, very fine cognac. Light shiny yellow. ... Learn More
  22. TESSERON COGNAC LOT NO. 90 XO OVATION 'SELECTION'
    Made from the finest terroirs in Cognac –Grande Champagne, Petite Champagne, Petite Champagne and Fins Bois – Lot n°90's unique character comes from long ageing in oak barrels, which adds richness and complexity. Aromas of very fresh pear & quince notes ... Learn More
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  23. PAUL GIRAUD 'VIEILLE RESERVE' GRANDE CHAMPAGNE COGNAC - 25 YEARS
    Soft, delicate, sweetish nose like stone fruit. Palate shows subtle, honeyed fruit, long length of plums & prunes, showing its twenty five year age. From culture to distillation, Paul Giraud gives priority to ancestral know-how to best serve the expression of ... Learn More
  24. TESSERON COGNAC LOT 76 XO TRADITION
    An exceptional blend of the best reserves of Grande Champagne Cognac, aged to perfection in old wood barrels. Lot 76 immediately establishes its quality at the nose: a profusion of aromas of caramelised peaches, almonds and candied fruits sublimated by a ... Learn More
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    A full-throttle bouquet as well-defined notes of vanilla, paraffin, and ripe grapes fill the nasal cavity ... Learn More
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    Get into the Christmas "Spirit". A wonderfully unique gift for the festive season- includes Gift box and tasting notes! Explore 24 individual Gins ... Learn More
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    A true reflection of a forty years old Cognac. Old brandy that has remained for many years in oak barrels. Its characteristics are more assertive, with aromas of rancio, cigar box, leather and spicy fragrances. Very complex nose and palate, ... Learn More
  28. TESSERON COGNAC LOT 53 XO 'PERFECTION'
    This cognac borders on perfection - finesse and complexity. Aromatic and heady that only years of aging in oak casks could give it. It exudes woody notes, dried fruit and tobacco. Very rich and generous. An extremely attractive cognac, opulent, ... Learn More
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  29. PAUL GIRAUD 'HERITAGE' GRANDE CHAMPAGNE COGNAC  - 60 YEARS
    Very old eau-de-vie aged in Limousin oak barrels, with exacerbated aromas of rancio, oxidation, aging characteristics pushed to their peak. Very long on the palate, in the end sweet and tasty. From culture to distillation, Paul Giraud gives priority to ... Learn More
  30. COGNAC TESSERON LOT NO. 29 XO 'EXCEPTION'
    A unique blend of legendary Grande Champagne, the cream of our oldest and rarest stocks, lovingly aged for at least three generations. ... Learn More
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