The Frapin’s Extraordinary Extra Cognac!

Frapin Extra is a superbly crafted spirit that is made from some of the finest eaux-de-vie in the Grande region of France. It has been produced for over 20 generations by the Frapin family, who have been creating distilled since 1270.

The Frapin Extra Cognac is created from an average age range of 15 to 25 years old, making it a higher quality than XO or Napoleon Cognacs. It has a sophisticated flavor profile, with notes of honey and dried apricots, as well as subtle hints of vanilla, oak and spices. The long aging process gives this spirit a smooth and complex finish that lingers on the palate.

Frapin also produces a limited edition Cuvée 1888 in honor of Pierre Frapin. This special edition was created after he selected a cuvée which won a gold medal at the 1888 Paris World Fair. This cuvée is made up of 1888 bottles only, each one containing the finest eaux-de-vie from thir family estate that is aged for 15 to 25 years.

The Frapin Extra Cognac is best enjoyed neat or with a few drops of to bring out its unique flavors and aromas. It can also be used to create classic such as an Old Fashioned or Sazerac; or even used to enhance savory dishes like roast duck or rack of lamb.

Whichever way you choose to enjoy it, Frapin Extra Cognac will undoubtedly provide an exquisite drinking experience that will not be forgotten in a hurry!

Exploring the History and Characteristics of Frapin Cognac

Frapin Cognac is a premium spirit created by the Frapin family, who have been crafting fine cognacs sine 1270. It is crafted from some of the finest Ugni Blanc grapes grown in Grande Champagne, the most prestigious region of Cognac. The spirit is double-distilled in copper pot stills, before it is aged for at least two years in oak . During this time, the cognac develops its distinct flavor and aroma—rich and round with notes of dried fruit and spice. Frapin Cognac has earned numerous awards for its quality and excellence, including a Gold Medal at the International Spirits Challenge in 2018.

The Benefits of Drinking Extra Cognac

Extra Cognac is a type of Cognac that has been aged for an extended period of time. It must be at least 10 years old and usually ranges between 15-25 years. Unlike XO Cognacs, which is the lowest age qualification, Extra Cognac has a higher level of quality and complexity. The aging process gives it a smoother taste with more intense flavors and aromas, such as floral and woody notes.

The Highest Grade of Cognac

The highest grade of Cognac is Hors d'Age, whch is widely regarded as the finest quality. This grade of Cognac has been aged for many years, typically longer than 30 years. It's difficult to tell the exact age of these Cognacs due to their history and longevity, but they are recognized for their superior flavor and complexity. Hors d'Age Cognacs are produced by blending eaux-de-vie from multiple vintages and have a deep amber color with a hint of copper. The aromas are complex, with notes of dried fruits, spices, and woody nuances. On the palate it has a smooth texture with flavors of vanilla, apricot, orange peel, cinnamon, clove and nutmeg. The finish is long and pleasant with subtle hints of oak that linger on the tongue.


Frapin Extra Cognac is a luxurious blend of eaux-de-vie that has been aged for 15-25 years, resulting in a complex, aromatic spirit. It is part of the XO age denomination, but its quality surpasses even that of an XO or Napoleon Cognac. This limited edition was created by the Frapin family in honour of Pierre Frapin and has achieved worldwide success since its first gold medal at the 1888 Paris World Fair. With its exquisite taste and smooth finish, Frapin Extra Cognac is a truly special treat for any connoisseur.

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