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Top 10 Cognacs

A French Classic and an American Favorite

Hardy Le Printemps, one of GAYOT's Top 10 Cognacs

The Best Cognacs in the World

A favorite spirit of business executives, hip hop moguls and aristocrats around the world, Cognac is deeply rooted to the French soil from which it comes. Distilled from the thin, acidic white wines of the Cognac region and aged to maturity in French oak barrels, this special brandy is a strictly controlled appellation — and rightly so. The myriad rules and regulations that surround Cognac production help to maintain the quality — and exclusivity — that make the spirit a coveted commodity. On GAYOT's list of the Top 10 Cognacs, you'll find some of the rarest and most luxurious liquors in the world, boasting centuries-old vintages, carefully crafted blends and hand-cut crystal decanters.

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Remy Martin's Louis XIII Black Pearl Limited Edition has been known to retail for up to $50,000
Rémy Martin Louis XIII Black Pearl Limited Edition
Blended from 1,200 eaux-de-vie that vary in age between 40 and 100 years, Louis XIII Black Pearl is an exclusive Cognac to end all exclusive Cognacs.

Hardy Perfection Fire
Advertising itself as "the world's oldest known unblended Cognac," Perfection Fire is composed of eaux-de-vie that date back to the 1870s.
Only 738 numbered flasks of Louis XIII Rare Cask 42.6 Cognac will be released for sale

Only 738 numbered flasks of Louis XIII Rare Cask 42.6 Cognac will be released for sale
Rémy Martin Louis XIII Rare Cask 42.6
Why is Rémy Martin's latest Cognac worth $22,000 a bottle? And why do so many people want it that there's a waiting list? Read GAYOT's blog to find out.



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