Our Favorite XO Cognac Picks Under $200

XO cognacs are aged for a minimum of ten years (and usually much longer). Ready to drink as is, just pour and sip — no cocktails necessary! Here are a few of our favorites all under $200!
Apr 16, 2023
  • 10
    4.17 out of 5 stars
    The cellar master for Rémy Martin blends up to 400 different eaux de vie to create this XO cognac. It features eaux de vie aged 10-37 years with an average of 25 years of maturation. This XO is a Fine Champagne with 85% of the product sourced from the Grande Champagne region, the highest cru in Cognac and the remainder hailing from Petite Champagne.
  • 9
    4.43 out of 5 stars
    Delamain was established in 1920 and is still (mostly) family-owned. They are a cognac house which uses only eaux-de-vie from the highest cru in Cognac, the Grande Champagne region. Delamain Pale & Dry XO Cognac is named for its pale color and dry style of cognac. It is also the youngest release from the house with an average age of 25 years. There is no caramel color added and the proof is brought down with older cognac at a lower proof rather than with water.
  • 8
    4.81 out of 5 stars
    HINE Cigar Reserve XO was made as a collaboration between HINE and Hunters & Frankau of London, the UK's exclusive distributor of Havana cigars. It's made from a blend of 20 eaux de vie from Grande Champagne, Petite Champagne, and the Fins Bois aged over 15 years. This is the only expression of HINE to use Fins Bois in its blends. First introduced in Europe in 1996, it was released in the US as of December 2021.
  • 7
    4.31 out of 5 stars
    Martell XO incorporates eaux-de-vie up to 35 years of age, with a minimum age of 10 years. The brand's signature emphasis is on the Borderies region, but here, it plays second fiddle. The XO is actually powered on grapes from the Grande Champagne region, backed up by Borderies, with no other crus included.
  • 6
    3.82 out of 5 stars
    The Jay-Z-backed D’USSÉ brand is produced by Baron Otard, a cognac house founded in 1795. However, their labels have never been available in the U.S until recently. The D’USSÉ XO blend incorporates eaux-de-vie with a minimum age of 10 years, and includes casks from both humid and dry cellars to round out its profile.
  • 5
    3.82 out of 5 stars
    This bottling from Hardy is a Fine Champagne Cognac using grapes (ugni blanc, colombard, and folle blanche) from both the Grande and Petite Champagne regions. The cognac is aged in lightly toasted Limousin oak casks between 15-25 years before bottling.
  • 4
    4.58 out of 5 stars
    CAMUS XO Borderies Single Estate is made exclusively of grapes grown and harvested from one vineyard in the Borderies region belonging to the CAMUS family. Released first to global travel retail and Europe in early 2018, its availability expanded to to the rest of the global market shortly thereafter.
  • 3
    4.35 out of 5 stars
    This XO Cognac from Frapin is made from ugni blanc grapes that are grown, distilled, aged and bottled at Château Fontpinot, a single family estate that’s located in the region’s Grande Champagne cru. This particular cognac is distilled over lees and aged between 15 and 20 years in a dry cellar before it’s blended and bottled at 41% ABV.
  • 2
    4.41 out of 5 stars
    Hennessy's XO first debuted in 1870, crafted by Maurice Hennessy for friends and family. The blend incorporates over 100 eaux-de-vie with ages up to 30 years. It's said to be the first XO ever released, with Hennessy dubbing that name himself. According to the brand, that's why the full name is technically Hennessy The Original X.O.
  • 1
    4.17 out of 5 stars
    Since 1880, Distillerie Tessendier & Fils has been producing cognac sold to other houses for use in blends. In the 1990s, Maison Tessendier and Dominic Park began collaborating on a new label that would allow the distillery to blend and bottle their own production. Maison Park was born and along with it, the elegant Cognac Park label. This Cigar Blend Vielle Fine Champagne Cognac is part of the brand's core line up. Bottled at 40% ABV, it is a blend of eaux-de-vie made from ugni blanc grapes composed of a minimum 60% Grande Champagne and 40% Petite Champagne.