Our 12 Favorite Top Shelf Bottles of Cognac

The utimate selection of the finest cognacs you’ll find on the top shelf.

Cognac’s unique taste lends itself to many uses in cocktails and cooking. However, only certain cognacs taste best drunk straight, and the quality ultimately depends on the distiller.

Bottle of top shelf cognac, a brand founded in 1715 by Jean Martell

Many people, like myself, enjoy a glass of cognac after dinner, taking it at room temperature and drinking it neat.

The following list of top shelf cognac options is prestigious enough to enjoy any way you’d like.

This list contains cognac brands that emphasize various aspects of the spirit, like flavor, aroma, and decanter.


Enjoy your next glass of cognac from any of these distillers, and they will not disappoint! This list contains various flavors and types of cognac, so there are options for everyone.

What is your favorite top shelf cognac? Let us know in the comments below.

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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