There are few greater pleasures than to relax for an hour or two, in comfort, in good company, with a fine Cognac.
We are all familiar with the blends which, for many years, have formed the backbone of the Cognac industry, but now the time has come for cognac lovers to have an opportunity long enjoyed by whisky drinkers; to experience the true essence of Cognac, the diversity, the many unique and subtle flavours from some of the several hundred independent growers and distillers that we know of…
These wonderful Single Estate Cognacs are carefully nurtured over many years, by families who have learnt this art from previous generations, and who now devote their lives to producing the finest spirit that can be found anywhere in the world.
Now you have a choice; a choice to experience something different, a choice to taste the diversity of flavours that the French have, up until now, been keeping a closely guarded secret.
Paul Beau's Hors d'Age is the most decorated cognac that we know of. It has won 5 Gold Medals at Concours Général de Paris since 2000, plus numerous medals at the IWSC. So much so that in 2009 Paul Beau was awarded a special prize in Paris for the consistency of their products...
A limited edition Grande Champagne cognac of 20 years old; as with Guillon Painturaud's other Cognacs each bottling is made from one year’s production, with no blending of Eaux-de-Vie of different years as would usually happen.
Starting life as a "thin, almost undrinkable" white wine from the Cognac region of France, the skill of the artisinal Cognac distillers and blenders - not to mention a considerable time spent in French oak - turns this 'ugly duckling' wine into the World's finest spirit.
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Winner of the Silver Medal at the Concours Général de Paris in 2007, plus Gold in 2003, as well as another Silver Medal at Concours Cognac in 2006 it proves that the average aging of 10 years for the Eaux-de-Vie that goes into the Drouet et Fils VSOP is worthwhile...
Cognac Dupuy have come up with something very special here. A thrillingly assembled, perfectly-executed Hors D'Age of the very finest quality. The complexity of the palate and gentleness of the finish are mind-boggling. This is a Cognac of extraordinary quality which will set the pulses of connoisseurs racing.
The Cognac region is made up of six adjacent areas or cru that provide the different names or appellation. The higher quality soil found in the central regions will create superior Cognacs than to those from the outlying regions, however they require longer ageing to reach their potential.
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Born from grapes grown on the chalky hills of Grande Champagne almost a century
ago, the Jenssen Arcana teaches us that
time spent inside a cask of French oak is time well spent - at least for
an outstanding cognac...
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SECognac.com has been established to promote and distribute Single Estate Cognacs into the UK and beyond. Our mission is to introduce and promote these pearls of the distillers' art to as wide an audience as possible, and in due course to return to their growers additional benefit to encourage and reward their independence.
We are independent of all the growers and distributors, we are independent of the large Cognac houses; we believe in independence for the small niche grower, in order to retain the individuality of their product, the difference which makes it unique, the difference which makes it of huge interest to the discerning drinker. Vive l'Indépendance!