Courvoisier at Christmas

By Gary Dennis Friday 2nd Dec, 2016

If you are looking for a tipple to celebrate Christmas this year than you could not do much better than to plump for a cognac that, since 1889, has been synonymous with history and sophistication. We are of course talking about Courvoisier. Cognac is going through something of a revival this year and Courvoisier can be enjoyed neat (enjoy the flavours of lavender, citrus, tobacco and patchouli), or as part of an aromatic pre-dinner cocktail.

Let Dapper Chapper guide you to which Courvoisier best suits your needs this Christmas:

Courvoisier VOP – For the cocktail lover

VSOP (Very Superior Old Pale) is a blend of several elegant cognacs that are up to 10 years and can, of course, be enjoyed on its own neat, or part as a distinguished cocktail.

For a cocktail ideal off the part season try your hand at this Courvoisier Champagne Cocktail;

Ingredients: 1 part Courvoisier VSOP / 1 Demerara sugar cub / 2 dashes Angostura bitters / top up with Champagne

Method: Soak a sugar cube in bitters and drop into a champagne flute. Cover with Courvoisier VSOP and slowly top with champagne.

Courvoisier VSOP is available nationwide from selected retailers (RRP £34)

Courvoisier XO – For the cognac enthusiast

The XO  is crafted from a blend of over 40 cognacs and aged for up to 35 years. Sample the flavours of exotic vanilla, cocoa, spicy amber, cinnamon and violet notes in one of the finest XO blends.


Courvoisier XO is available nationwide from selected luxury, specialist retailers (RRP £159)

Célébration Sensorielle Intiale / Célébration Sensorielle XO – For the Courvoisier aficinadoo

Courvoisier has put together two luxury gift set’s that would amaze any Courvosier or cognac fan. Each set is designed to take the lucky individual on a multi-sensory, aromatic Parisian expedition from day to night this Christmas.

The Célébration Sensorielle Intiale contains bespoke night and day fragrances in the form of two scented candles, a story of Courvoisier presented in a charming book and detailed tasting notes, not forgetting a bottle of  the cognac itself

Célébration Sensorielle XO contains day and night scents in the form of two metal incense cones and a burner, a bottle of the Courvoisier XO and Courvoisier brand book with detailed tasting notes.


(RRP: £190 – available at Harvey Nichols & Fortnum Mason)