24-06-2017 / Cognac must be aged in oak barrels for at least two and a half years to earn the denomination Cognac, according to strict BNIC (Bureau National Interprofessionnel du Cognac) rules. However, where the oak comes from is no longer specified in those regulations. Whisk(e)y-makers have chosen to “finish” their libations in second-hand barrels, and now, Read full article...