is a city in the French département
This is the town that gave its name to the drink, a kind of brandy, which must be produced in the region around the town of Cognac in order to be called cognac. Additional requirements must be fulfilled:
- it must be produced from wine using certain grape varieties;
- it must be obtained through double distillation;
- it must age in oak barrels, which give it its color and part of its taste.
Many of the cognac producers in the town allow visitors to taste their product.