How to drink Cognac?
The days of the cliché cognac drinker being reserved to cigar smokers sat in front of an open fire are long gone! Yes, certain cognacs do suit the aromas of a good cigar, but cognac can be drunk anywhere and in a variety of ways.
Cognac may be drunk neat, with ice or diluted with a little water. At Martell, we do not recommend warming cognac as it brings out the alcohol too strongly and releases the aromas too quickly. A tulip glass, rather than a balloon glass, is also recommended since it assures a much better appreciation of the entire aromatic range of the cognac.