Cognac Lesson #1 with Luc Merlet: What is Cognac VS?

Luc Merlet, of liqueurs Merlet, a family distillery specialized in cognac and other liqueurs established since 1850 in France, explains cognac VS.


What is VS cognac?

Probably you already knew what it is. Cognac is a spirit drink created from distilled wine. It then went through an ageing process in oak barrels to become cognac, or VS cognac. That is to say, a mixture of different cognacs, the youngest of which age for two years.

In the next edition of the cognac lessons by Luc Merlet, we will present the cognac VSOP and then, the cognac XO.


About Merlet :

The Merlet adventure dates back to the 18th century, when the family already devoted itself to viticulture. Then, in 1850, Firmin and Vivien Eugène Merlet installed their first still near the village of Saint Sauvant, in Saintonge, and started distilling. They become distillers of their own harvest. It was with Edouard that the family began to supply the great cognac houses, such as Hennessy. Guy Merlet then continued the family business and expanded the distillery.


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