When you think of Cognac, you often picture a bunch of old men sipping and smoking cigars while disputing politics. These days, AOC regulations require that all liquors called "cognac," it must be made using specified grapes, the most common of which is Ugni blanc (usually 90%), then distilled twice in copper pot stills and aged at least two years in French oak barrels. Many view Cognac New York as an unapproachable liquor , but recently many have changed their opinion about it. Its delicate character and complexity of grapes and barrel flavors inCognac New york are changing the opinions about this finely crafted variety of brandy.