Origin of cognac
Examples from the Web for cognac
From cognac to bourbon, rye to añejo tequila, many of our beloved spirits spend years aging in wooden casks.
The cognac, an effort by the Georgian vintners to replicate the traditional French liquor, is valued at $1400 for a single bottle.Meditation Rugs, Swords, and Horse Head Fiddles: The Strangest Gifts Given to Government Bigwigs|Ben Jacobs|November 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He also smokes copious amounts of weed mooched off his friends and makes miracles by turning water into cognac.‘Black Jesus’ Resurrected: Racial Stereotypes or Subversive Comedy?|Rawiya Kameir|August 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He replied, “Oh, I had six bottles of wine and three bottles of cognac.”Rob Reiner on the State of Romcoms, ‘The Princess Bride’s’ Alternate Ending, and the Red Viper|Marlow Stern|July 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Snoop has come prepared with a bottle of cognac shaped like a curvy lady.2 Chainz, Snoop Lion, and More Rappers in the Kitchen|Filipa Ioannou|August 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
If once past those dangers, her course is barred at Angouleme, Cognac, and Saintes.Saint Bartholomew's Eve|G. A. Henty
Not one of them but bore its two ankers of the right French cognac, or its bale of silk of Lyons and lace of Valenciennes.Rodney Stone|Arthur Conan Doyle
Then Mlle. Fouchette rummaged in the deep closet in the wall and brought forth a bottle of cognac.Mlle. Fouchette|Charles Theodore Murray
And the Prussian, without speaking a word, poured down one after another glassfuls of cognac.Original Short Stories, Volume 10 (of 13)|Guy de Maupassant
There's many such a fortune been made out of Mechlin and Cognac.'Micah Clarke|Arthur Conan Doyle
British Dictionary definitions for cognac
Word Origin and History for cognac
1590s, Coniacke, "wine produced in Cognac," the region in western France. The sense of "brandy" is 1755, shortened from 17c. cognac brandy, which was distilled from cognac wine. The place name is from Medieval Latin Comniacum, from the personal name Cominius and the Gallo-Roman suffix -acum.