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Cognac

[/ˈkɒnjæk/ KON-yak, also US: /ˈkoʊn-, ˈkɔːn-/ KOHN-, KAWN-, French: [kɔɲak]] noun

The definition of Cognac

Cognac is a variety of brandy named after the commune of Cognac, France.

Cognac (/ˈkɒnjæk/ KON-yak, also US: /ˈkoʊn-, ˈkɔːn-/ KOHN-, KAWN-, French: [kɔɲak] is a variety of brandy named after the commune of Cognac, France. It is produced in the surrounding wine-growing region in the departments of Charente and Charente-Maritime.

Cognac production falls under French appellation d’origine contrôlée (AOC) designation, with production methods and naming required to meet certain legal requirements. Among the specified grapes, Ugni blanc, known locally as Saint-Émilion, is most widely used. The brandy must be twice distilled in copper pot stills and aged at least two years in French oak barrels from Limousin or Tronçais. Cognac matures in the same way as whiskies and wines barrel age, and most cognacs spend considerably longer “on the wood” than the minimum legal requirement.

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FURTHER DEFINITIONS

Collins Dictionary:

Cognac is a type of brandy made in the south-west of France.

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Merriam-Webster:

A brandy from the departments of Charente and Charente-Maritime distilled from white wine.

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Urban Dictionary:

Cognac is made from a distilled wine. Cognac comes from the county of “Cognac” in France. If it’s made in somewhere else, then it is not Cognac at all.

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