When you first try getting into the exquisite world of cognac, one may get confused by the rating on the bottle. The most common are VS, VSOP, and XO. What does VS stand for?
VS stands for “Very Special.” It can also be labeled as a “three stars” or “luxury” brandy. In order to do that, the spirit has to be stored in a cask for at least two years. While not as popular as your everyday brandy, VS cognacs hold special space in the hearts of liquor enthusiasts.
There are many good, top quality brands that include Camus VS and Courvoisier VS. The most mainstream and therefore the most popular brand of cognac is Hennessy VS. Its intense character and full-bodied flavour of grapes, citrus and toasted almonds, combined with the expression of expertise and consistency, makes it the world’s most popular cognac.
If you want to purchase a bottle of VS cognac, drop by our liquor store in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, or shop online at ZYN.ca!