About VS Cognac

About VS Cognac
V.S. (Very Superior, also known as V.S.P or Three Star, very superior pale and ***) Cognacs require a minimum of two years aging in a cask, although the industry average is four to five years. These are generally lighter in style with more young, fruity flavors that make them a good choice for classic Cognac cocktails like a Sidecar, Brandy Alexander, or the original version of the Mint Julep.

Top Picks for VS Cognac

Camus Very Special Cognac
91 points
$35
Best Buy
Golden amber color. Interesting aromas of ripe heirloom apple, caramel, sticky date pudding, and hint of smoked nuts with a satiny, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, compelling, medium-length cherry stone liqueur, orange marmalade, and cinnamon smoke finish. A fruity and cheerful VS cognac that offers a great value.
91 points $35 Best Buy
Clem’s Cowboy Cognac
90 points
$29.99
Amber color. Aromas of chocolate covered toffee and pears, kettle roasted nuts, dried pineapple, and raisin studded king cake with a round, vibrant, fruity medium body and a smooth, medium-long dulce de leche, buttercream frosting, leather, and tiramisu finish. A rich and decadent VS cognac that truly delivers; classic cocktails will shine with this spirit.
Awards: 2018 Best VS Cognac
90 points $29.99
Laurendeaux Cognac VS
88 points
$29.99
Golden amber color. Aromas of ripe golden apple, marzipan, caramel-glazed pineapple, eucalyptus, and flaky all-butter pie crust with a satiny, fruity light-to-medium body and a warming, stimulating, medium-length cherry flesh and stone, golden raisins in bread pudding, salted milk chocolate, candied hazelnut, and thyme finish. An attractive, lengthy VS cognac that won’t let you down.
88 points $29.99
Croizet V.S. Cognac
88 points
$49.99
Amber color. Fruity aromas of plump dried figs, dried pineapple and orange peels, toasted artisan baguette, and red apple chutney with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity light body and a sleek, breezy Dr. Pepper and mulling spices finish. An easy, breezy, figgy little cognac.
88 points $49.99
Campagnere VS Cognac
87 points
$36.99
Clear golden amber color. Aromas and flavors of caramel, toasted almond, rum raisin ice cream, and cola with a lean, soft, dry-yet-fruity thin body and a short finish. An easy drinking, pleasurable cognac; sip, shoot, or mix.
87 points $36.99
Courvoisier VS Cognac
86 points
$24.99
Amber color. Aromas and flavors of apple compote, cinnamon fritter, almond nougat, and apricot with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity light body and a tingling, engaging, breezy finish that shows notes of polished oak and black tea finish. A mild and mixable VS cognac.
86 points $24.99
Gran Gala VS Cognac
86 points
$17.99
Golden amber color. Attractive aromas of caramelized zucchini, mesquite, ripe sweet cherry, pineapple-kiwi smoothie, clove cigarettes, and candy corn with a satiny, crisp, fruity medium body and a peppery, medium-length black pepper, galangal, washed rind cheese, and salted caramel malted milk balls finish. A super solid VS cognac that offers plenty of toasty oak and concentration for the category.
86 points $17.99