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cognac


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Brandy made only in the Charentes region of north-west France, around the town of Cognac, from special varieties of grape grown on shallow soil and claimed to be distilled only in pot, not continuous, stills; first distilled by Jean Martell in 1715. Sometimes used (incorrectly) as a general name for brandy. See also armagnac.

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