Rémy Martin XO Wins Best Cognac of the Year at 2022 USA Spirits Ratings

29/08/2022 Rémy Martin XO never fails to impress its consumers. It bags a Gold with 92 points and Cognac of the Year at the 2022 USA Spirits Ratings, held on July 24 in San Francisco, USA.

More than 800 different spirits from around the world were evaluated by the respected panel of judges this year at USA Spirits Ratings, including some newcomers and longtime favorites.

Rémy Martin XO is an award-winning cognac. The cognac brand Rémy Martin is named after the vintner who began selling it under his name in 1724. The 20th century saw the development of the brand into what it is today, one of the world's most well-known and well-liked cognacs. In 1927, the initial VSOP expression was released. The choice was made in 1948 to only use grapes from the Petite Champagne and Grand Champagne crus, which led to higher-quality Eaux-de-vie. Furthermore, although appearing to have existed forever, Rémy's famous XO expression was first introduced in 1981. The Cellar Master of Rémy Martin created the XO brand by expertly blending hundreds of Eaux-de-vie. They are able to fully express the aromatic richness of this XO Cognac Fine Champagne due to his skillful blending.

The House of Rémy Martin, proud of its history of winemaking, drew its inspiration from the center of the Cognac region. The House of Rémy Martin is known for producing Cognac Fine Champagne, a "appellation d'origine contrôlée" that combines eaux-de-vie from the Grande Champagne and Petite Champagne crus of the Cognac region.

Quality is the foundation of the House of Rémy Martin. Thus they established the Alliance Fine Champagne to guarantee they have access to the necessary quantities of premium grapes each year. They collaborate closely with the alliance's around 1,000 winegrowers, offering guidance on meeting the Rémy Martin standard and preserving the knowledge and expertise developed over three centuries.

Product: Rémy Martin XO

Producer: E. Rémy Martin & Co

Country: French Polynesia

Alcohol: 40%

2022 USA Spirits Ratings Judges Tasting Notes 

"Flavors of apple and stone fruit, baked up by spices like cedar and cinnamon. Bold and delicious mouthfeel, a perfect balance of spices and fruits, rich and full-bodied followed by a long creamy vanilla finish."

Here are some of the top winners of the 2022 USA Spirits Ratings:

Spirit of the year: John B 10 Year Old Single Malt, Netherlands

Distillery of the year: Charles Edge London Limited, Scotland

Best Spirit by Quality: John B 10 Year Old Single Malt, Netherlands

Best Spirit by Package: Bitter Feminist Cachaca, Brazil

Best Spirit by Value: John B 10 Year Old Single Malt, Netherlands

Rum of the year: E. Leon Jimenes 110 Aniversario, Dominican Republic

Tequila of the year: Tequila Anejo, Mexico

Gin of the year: Ginologist Orient, South Africa

Whiskey of the year: John B 10 Year Old Single Malt, Netherlands

Cognac of the year: Rémy Martin XO, French Polynesia

Brandy of the year: Black Bottle XO Brandy, Australia

Liqueur of the year: Nocello, Italy

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