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[mass noun] A high-quality brandy, strictly speaking that distilled in Cognac in western France:‘we went to a bar and had some cognac’[count noun] ‘a good range of cognacs’
- ‘I can clearly see the market opening beyond cognac and scotch whisky, possibly to vodka and gin.’
- ‘She had given a party the previous night and drank several glasses of vodka punch, cognac, wine and beer.’
- ‘This does not have the complexity of great cognac, but it will hit the spot for most palates.’
- ‘I was given a heavy chef's knife to split it down the middle, before preparing a mixture of shallots, tomatoes, cheese, wine and cognac for the grill.’
- ‘Tequila, like champagne or cognac, is an appellation that must conform to specific standards.’
- ‘The food is accompanied by copious amounts of vodka, cognac, wine, and beer.’
- ‘The number of people who finish the evening off with an amaretto, sambuca, cognac, or brandy is on the decline, he says.’
- ‘There is an opinion that the addition of extra ingredients to a bottle of wine, or to single malt whiskies and cognacs, is an insult to the winemaker or distiller.’
- ‘Their fermentation and distillation process is more akin to the production of cognac, with French rather than American oak used for its maturation.’
- ‘A table at the bottom compared the calorie content of 100 ml of beer with the same amount of gin, rum, whisky, cognac and wine.’
- ‘At the current rate of shrinkage, blended Scotch may lose its spot to cognac and brandy within a few years.’
- ‘Unlike its cheap, nasty brandy competitors, cognac does have a reputation to keep up.’
- ‘Without following these and other strict laws, the resulting spirit may not be called cognac.’
- ‘It helps to have lots of vodka, gin, scotch, brandy, and cognac for all to swill down.’
- ‘This is one of the primary reasons why extended aging is not as important to tequila as it might be to bourbon or cognac.’
- ‘Others around the room talk over cognac or whiskey in whispered voices.’
- ‘The sunken wet bar was stocked with 20-year old Italian red wines and expensive cognacs, brandies and Scotch whiskeys.’
- ‘Vintner receipts show he bought dozens of bottles of cognac and a similar amount of whisky.’
- ‘Further south the heady brew is cognac, aged in oak casks and sought out by connoisseurs around the world.’
- ‘Although wine, beer, cognac, and champagne are popular, vodka is the most common drink.’
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