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

Courvoisier VS Cognac
92 points
$30
Grilled apple topped with cinnamon, this is lively and delicious, and perfect for fall cocktails.
Awards: 2022 Best VS Cognac
Abecassis 1er Cru VS Cognac
91 points
$40
A well aged and serious Cognac for being a VS; delightful flavors and aromas with a slightly hot and spicy finish.
Branson Cognac Phantom VS Cognac
91 points
$49
Vibrant and fruity, this will make a lovely addition to a Vieux Carre or a Sidecar.
Larsen Aqua Ignis Cognac
91 points
$49
A rich VS Cognac that delivers great intensity for the category; Sazeracs and Vieux Carres await.
Courvoisier VS Cognac
90 points
$30
Good enough to sip alone but has a tinge of spice and heat that will showcase agreeably in classic cocktails.
Ferrand 1840 VS Cognac
90 points
$41
The slightly higher proof is nice for cocktail applications with the fruit and wood spice also playing well in the classics.
Merlet VS Cognac
89 points
$50
A solid VS Cognac that will be stupendous in Sidecar cocktails.
Reviseur Single Estate VS Cognac
88 points
$49
A beautifully dark and rich VS with lots of oak character; this is an after dinner Cognac for a Speyside Whisky drinker.
Louis Royer VS Cognac Brandy
87 points
$32
Lively and fruity, exactly what you want from a young Cognac.