Buy the king of all eaux-de-vie at our online shop
Our online store offers a wide range of Cognacs to buy. This traditional French spirit is a special variety of brandy that derives its name from the town of Cognac. It is made in the surrounding wine-growing region of the same name in the Departements Charente and Charente-Maritime.
To be allowed to call itself Cognac, the brandy, also known as eau-de-vie, has to meet certain standards. It can only be made from the following grapes: Folignan, Jurançon blanc, Meslier St.-François, Sélect, Montils, Sémilon and – most importantly – Ugni Blanc, Folle Blanche and Colombard. The latter three have to make up at least 90% of the composition for it to be certified „Cru“. Furthermore, the eaux-de-vie must be distilled two times in copper pot stills and aged for a minimum of two years in Limousin or Tronçais oak barrels. However, most of the premium products that you can buy at our online shop are aged much longer than this requirement.
Before you buy one of the premium products that our shop offers you should be aware of the three main quality grades: V.S., „very special/superior“, represents an eau-de-vie in which the youngest component of the blend has been aged for a minimum of two years. V.S.O.P., „very special/superior old pale“, requires the youngest brandy to be aged at least four years, while X.O., „extra old“, designates a composition with the youngest brandy aged for a minimum of six years, however, the average aging time is above 20 years.
At our online shop you can buy top brands like Hennessy and Courvoisier
While China is catching up, the United States remains the greatest export market for Cognac. Out of the more than 200 brands, four big ones make up more than 90 %: Hennessy, Rémy Martin, Courvoisier and Martell – of course you can buy these popular brands at our online shop, at the cheapest prices available by the way.
Americans and especially the urban Hip-Hop community love the French eau-de-vie. Arguably, the most beloved brand among rap stars is Hennessy. Whether big dogs or aspiring rappers without deals – they all admire the spirit that is often referred to as just “Henny” or “Henrock”. There are countless songs named “Hennessy” and even more including references to it. But not only Hennessy owes a lot of its stateside success to Hip-Hop culture: In 2002, Busta Rhymes released the single “Pass The Courvoisier” which featured Pharrell Williams and Diddy. The song became a hit and helped to revive the brand and boost its sales in the United States.
But there is also room for new players: rap star Ludacris joined forces with the house of Birkedal-Hartmann to create Conjure. Meanwhile, Jay Z, no stranger to liquor endorsement deals, has become the official face of D’Ussé, a new premium eau-de-vie introduced in 2013. These two innovations are exclusive to the US market – however you can now buy them in Europe at our online shop.
So whether you are you looking for relatively cheap prices (mind you Cognac always has its price), classic brands or hard-to-find products – Urban Drinks is the store for you.