Cognac was once the UK’s favourite spirit, but perhaps we all fell hard for whisky and it was pushed aside for a while.

Now, thanks to renewed interest from bartenders and some more experimental approaches from cognac producers, the French spirit is enjoying the limelight once again.

We know it’s not the easiest spirit to understand but thanks to its beginnings in the vineyard, there is so much variety and complexity to discover.

Here’s a guide to a few of our favourites that might help you choose your next bottle.

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