WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BRANDY AND COGNAC?

Cognac is a type of brandy. For a cognac to indeed be a true ‘cognac’ it must follow very strict production methods tightly regulated by French law - the Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée.

A cognac must be made only from particular grapes, the best-known being the Ugni Blanc and Folle Blanche.  It is then twice distilled in copper sills and aged in French oak barrels for a minimum of two years.