ABK6 VSOP Grand Cru has been awarded THE World’s Best Cognac 2014 at The World Drinks Awards – an impressive achievement for such a young Single Estate Cognac brand.

Launched by Francis Abécassis in 2006 to appeal to a younger audience than traditional cognacs, ABK6 VSOP Grand Cru is an outstanding VSOP Cognac.

Gold in colour, the nose is complex with stewed fruit and ginger notes which are followed by brioche, vanilla, apple and cinnamon. The palate has an excellent full structure with ripe fruits and a long finish of vanilla and dark chocolate spice.

Internationally recognised, ABK6 Cognac (pronounced A-bé-ca-ssis, as the family name of the producer) is a Single Estate Cognac range entirely produced on the Abécassis family estate in France. Blending “eaux-de-vie” from a Single Estate gives these Cognacs inimitable character and depth.

Stephen Brogan owner of Ooberstock and Drinks21 (the exclusive UK distributor of ABK6) says; “We are delighted that ABK6 has been so quickly recognised and acknowledged for its outstanding taste. Over the past eight years, 26 medals have been awarded to ABK6: an indication of the quality. It goes without saying, this Cognac is a must for any bar looking to develop their drinks range and appeal to a younger discerning audience.”

The World Drinks Awards, comprising the World’s Best Brandy, World’s Best Calvados, World’s Best Cognac, World’s Best Gin, World’s Best Vodka, and World’s Best Rum, were judged by an independent tasting panel drawn from the best drinks journalists and retailers across the world, with industry representatives made up of master blenders, distillers and brand ambassadors included in the judging of the final round.

An annual selection of the very best alcoholic beverages internationally, entries were received from more than 25 countries, from as far afield as South Africa, the US and Mongolia.

The Awards are presented by TheDrinksReport.com, chaired by editor Felicity Murray, and exist to promote the very best beverages to consumers worldwide, as well as inform and educate the trade.

Chairman of the judges, Felicity Murray, commented: “The competition featured some eye-opening spirits and the judging panel had a hard time separating the good from the very good. The judges’ exacting standards mean that the winners are truly the greatest tasting spirits and best looking pack designs in the world.”

ABK6 VSOP Grand Cru is available exclusively via ooberstock.com and drinks21.com