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16 Cognac Brands Ranked Worst to Best

#16: Meukow VS Vanilla

One Redditor called it drinkable, but simple and quite boring. However, we think this vanilla V.S. cognac from Meukow is one of the most interesting and unusual affordable cognacs. If it’s too sweet for you, use it to make eggnog.

#15: Branson VSOP Grande Champagne Cognac

While we think this one lacks the richness and fullness of a well-aged cognac, it's decent for the price. Flavor-wise, think tobacco, leather, and subtle smoke. Did someone say s'mores?

#12: Pasquinet XO Grande Champagne Cognac,

his value cognac brings forth a mature eaux-de-vie that’s aged for over a decade. It’s an intense and complex cognac thanks to floral notes, spice, and hints of ginger, oak, cherry, and honey.

#11: D'USSÉ VSOP Cognac

We could top the list with the $20,000 bottle D'USSÉ's created for Jay Z's 50th birthday, but Frootbat guided us towards this slightly more afforable bottle instead.

#5: Camus Extra Dark & Intense Cognac

This is an elevated, concentrated cognac that foregrounds dark chocolate, rich butter, and toasted oak. Aged between 30 and 50 years, it's a tremendous sipping cognac. 

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