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Top 5 interesting facts about cognac

Top 5 interesting facts about cognac

There are millions of animals in the world but the one type that stands out is the lion, the king of animals, and the drinks as well have a king, which is the cognac, better to say Armenian cognac. Cognac is one of the finest spirits, usually, people have it after dinner as cognac, not just a supply it’s a “whole meal”. 

After a long, hard day when you come home from work, you can have a shower and then enjoy some cognac and be sure that all your tiredness will disappear. 

We associate cognac with a luxury lifestyle, with rich people but Armenian cognac brands are available for everybody. It’s interesting to know how we came to the conclusion to associate cognac with this or that, for understanding the roots of the cognac we should know its history. 

Cognac can be said to have developed in the seventeenth century as a result of need. Wine and salt were mostly exported from the French town of Cognac to the English and the Dutch. It was distilled and then returned to the still in order to preserve the quality of the spirit on the journey. This substance was then kept in the wood barrels. The vintners later realized that it got better quality with aging. Chevalier de la Croix-Marrons was the one who carried out this technique first.

Now, let’s see some interesting facts about cognac. 

Top 5 Interesting facts about cognac 

The name “Cognac” 

Cognac, a beverage named after the French town of the same name, is regarded as the king of digestion and is frequently served as an aperitif or sipped after meals in Grand Cayman restaurants. 

Only in 1783 was the name "Cognac" given to the liquor. Cognac ages similarly to whiskey and wine, and it is occasionally stored in the barrel for longer than is necessary. Two copper pot still distillations and two years of aging in French oak barrels are used to create cognac. 

Though cognac was invented in France you can find good cognac not only in France. 

Armenia is famous for its cognacs. There are different kinds of Armenian cognacs and the best Armenian cognac is available everywhere. If you type “cognac online” you can see all the great options for Armenian cognacs. 

Cognac doesn’t age like wine

Cognac ages differently from wine, speaking of aging. After a given amount of time, cognac will stop aging and developing, instead of continuing to do so. The quality will remain the same as the day it was bottled, so that doesn't mean it gets worse either.

Color of the Cognac

The age of Cognac is indicated by its color. The color of younger cognacs is lighter and honeyed, whereas older cognacs typically take on a darker amber tint from the oak barrels in which they are aged. As a result, aged cognac has a deeper color.

Classification of the Cognac 

There are generally three popular Cognac tiers: VS, VSOP, and XO, which are distinguished by their age, price, and quality.
Very Special, or V.S., has been around for at least two years. Very Superior Old Pale, or VSOP, has been aged for at least 4 years, while Extra Old, or XO, has been aged for at least 6 years. Not difficult at all, is it?

Cognac and brandy 

A specific area of around 200,000 acres surrounds the town of Cognac on the western coast of France where cognac, a type of brandy or distilled wine, is produced. 
The difference between cognac and brandy is not big but significal enough to mention. Brandy is a distilled alcohol derived from fermented fruit juice, while cognac is a particular part of brandy that is barrel-aged. Brandy is often used in cocktails, but cognac is “whole” drink.

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