Our 10 Favorite Cognac for Beginners

These bottles of cognac are perfect for beginners or anyone new to the liquor.

Cognac ranks as one of the more mysterious liquors when compared to vodka, tequila, or whiskey.

bottle of cognac for beginners including hennessy brand

But there are delicious cognacs to delight any palate and fit into any budget. 

The world of cognac offers so much to explore, as you can discover a smoky cognac to enjoy on a cold night or a delicate and floral cognac ideal for a citrusy cocktail.

So if you’re looking for the best cognac for beginners, have a look at some of the brands listed below.


Cognac may sound like an old-fashioned liquor best reserved for people with entire rooms devoted to books and cigars.

But these best cognacs for beginners reliably introduce those curious about cognac to this complex and fruity liquor.

Once you’ve explored various cognac brands, we’d love to hear in the comments below which ones you’ve enjoyed the most.

Please drink responsibly, be fully accountable with your alcohol consumption, and show others respect.

Written by Paul Kushner

I have always had a deep interest in the restaurant and bar industry. My restaurant experience began in 1997 at the age of 14 as a bus boy. By the time I turned 17 I was serving tables, and by 19 I was bartending/bar managing 6-7 nights a week.

In 2012, after a decade and a half of learning all facets of the industry, I opened my first restaurant/bar. In 2015, a second location followed, the latter being featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

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