Just like champagne, cognac has to be produced in a specific region.
Cognac was named after the town of Cognac in France. The spirit is produced in the wine-growing region which surrounds the town from which it takes its name.
- “Regulated by law, cognac can only come from one region in the world. Brandy, on the other hand, refers to any spirit distilled from fruit-based wine – including grapes made anywhere else,” says Hussain.