COMPETITION: Win Two Tickets to The Cognac Show 2019

The Whisky Exchange’s very own The Cognac Show is returning to London 26th-27th April and we’ve got a couple of discounts and prizes to offer our lovely readers!

Bar Luciole Corpse Reviver

Cognac isn’t exactly a staple drink for most, with many not knowing what it is and assuming it’s a fancy and expensive spirit for uptight and elite individuals. Luckily however, there is about as much truth in this as calling a Tikka Masala a traditional Indian curry. With bottles purchasable from under £30 and an ever-growing following of “ordinary” and “young” folk, cognac is a glorious spirit open to all willing to give it a go, and happily, formidable booze nerds The Whisky Exchange, are giving you the chance to sample from over 150 cognacs at The Cognac Show 2019 on Friday 26th and Saturday 27th April.

What’s more, we are offering our reader a £5 discount on all tickets throughout the show, AND one lucky person the chance to WIN TWO TICKETS to the Saturday evening show.

Cognac Show poster

In order to Win a Pair of Tickets to The Cognac Show (valid for Saturday 27th April 17:30 – 21:30), all you have to do is:

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The Winner will be announced via social media on Saturday 20th April.

First thing’s first: What is Cognac?

Cognac is brandy (a grape-based, oak-aged spirit) that is produced (unsurprisingly) in the Cognac region (northern Bordeaux, France) and is twice distilled in a traditional copper pot still. Its taste depends on fruit quality, ageing and a number of other factors, however broadly speaking, it’s sweeter than whisky with dried fruit characteristics and a textural smoothness from its ageing process. Well-known brands include Hennessy, Martell, Rémy MartinCourvoisier and Frapin.

What is The Cognac Show?

The Cognac Show 2019

Named “Best Drinks Events 2018” by The Drinks Business, The Cognac Show is a celebration of this fine French spirit, and will showcase over 150 cognacs, as well as offering visitors delicious cocktails and mouth-watering food-pairings. With sensory experiences from the likes of Rémy Martin, Hennessy and Frapin; food pairings from Martell; cocktails served up by mixologist Guillaume Le Dorner from cognac-cocktail-Mecca, Bar Luciole; and masterclasses throughout the two-day show, there’s something for both the connoisseur wanting to try some free dream drams and the complete novice wanting to learn more.

Guillaume Le Dorner Bar Luciole shoot

Tickets cost £45 each or £80 for a double session.

Use our unique code CS-SATED for a £5 discount at checkout.

Tickets include:

  • Entry to the event
  • More than 150 Cognacs to sample
  • One Dream Pour token, exchangeable for a sample of super-premium cognacs costing £250-500 per bottle
  • Tasting glass
  • Cognac cocktail


Friday 26 April 2019 – 5:30pm – 9 30pm – £45 per ticket
Saturday 27 April 2019 – 12:30pm – 4pm – £45 per ticket
Saturday 27 April 2019 – 5:30pm – 9:30pm – £45 per ticket


Bloomsbury House, 2-3 Bloomsbury Way, London WC1A 2RL

Bar Luciole Old Faashioned

To find out more about this year’s event, visit The Cognac Show website here.