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Majesté XO Cognac Named the #2 Brand by 10 Best Cognac

October 29, 2014 Food & Beverage No Comments Email Email

10 Best Cognac, operated in cooperation with Alcohol Aficionado, has ranked Majeste XO Cognac the #2 cognac in the world, and has awarded them with a Double Gold medal.

Alcohol Aficionado uses brand flavor profiles, packaging, in addition to marketing contributions, in making their rankings.

Best Cognac Brands

The alcohol awards Evaluation Process consists of industry experts, which include professional connoisseurs, master distillers, and veteran distillers

The panel rates spirits in Design, Fragrance, Flavor, Feel, and Finish.

Majeste XO is unique in that the cognac is aged in glass containers, with the bottles containing the cognac being hand-crafted. The vanilla and honey taste, with a hint of licorice, gives the cognac a smooth, mellow taste. The taste is created with the mix of both Grande and Petite Champagne eau-de-vie, followed by the aging process.

The full list of 10 Best Cognac’s Top Ten Cognac Brands is as follows:

1. Martel Creation Grand Extra Cognac
2. Majeste XO Cognac
3. Courvoisier Initiale Extra
4. Richard Hennessy Cognac
5. Leopold Gourmel Cognac Age des Epices
6. Pierre Ferrand Reserve Cognac
7. Louis Royer Cognac
8. A. DeFussigny Cognac
9. Camus Cognac Extra Elegance
10. Cognac Gautier

The distillation process of fine cognac is rather precise, with certain parameters that must be met to gain cognac classification. Grapes can only be obtained from a certain region in France (in the region of Cognac). It can only be aged for 3 years, whereas bourbon (cognac’s somewhat less expensive relation), ages for 7 years. What sets the brands apart is the amount of time the spirit is distilled. The longer it distills, the better it tastes, and the more expensive it becomes. Majeste XO’s award- winning cognac, for example, has aged 25 years.

Distillers of the top cognac brands pay particular attention to some variables in the distilling process that set them above the rest. One is the quality of the barrel the spirit is distilled in. And another is to ensure the earth floor of the warehouse is of suitable quality. Extraordinarily critical factors in producing world-class cognac.

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