Cognac is, by nature, an expensive category of booze. Long the purview of affluent businessmen, extravagant rappers, and inextricably linked to high society, it’s easy to see why most people think it’s out of their price range. But it doesn’t have to be!
It’s certainly true that some of the best cognac in the world runs upwards of $5,000 a bottle, and it’s equally true that many of the lower-price offerings leave something to be desired. But for the intrepid drinker, there are some serious diamonds in the rough.
From mainstays Remy Martin and Courvoisier to lesser-known Croizet and Hardy, these nine bottles will all run you less than $60, and they’re sure to be hits. So whether you’re a cognac aficionado or just getting your whistle wet, these spirits will do the trick without putting too big of a dent in your wallet.