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The Best Cognac and Other Brandies At Any Price

Nicolas Palazzi
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6: DOMAINE D'ESPÉRANCE XO BAS ARMAGNAC ($85)

“Claire de Montesquiou and her husband only distill once per year, filling a mere 28 barrels annually. It's a very slow distillation, and the finish here is just as long, with deep, rich fruit, salted butter and toffee.”—Zac Overman, beverage director and co-owner of Seattle's L'Oursin

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22: PHILBERT RARE CASK FINISH SAUTERNES PETITE CHAMPAGNE COGNAC($48)

“This is another interesting bottling from some forward-thinking producers. It took just one sip for me to know I liked this cognac, but trust that I didn't stop at just one sip.”— Franky Marshall, bartender and beverage director at New York City's Le Boudoir

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