Bailey's Restaurant and Lounge, Cognac
Bailey's Restaurant and Lounge, Cognac

Cognac may lie 465 kilometers south-west of Paris and 120 kilometers north of Bordeaux, but its amber hue, multi-layered aroma and nuanced taste can all be experienced at Bailey's Prime Dining.

Cognac's origins date back to the planting of the Gallic vineyards in Saintonge, France in the third century AD. Yes vineyards... for Cognac is actually a double distilled wine. Aged in oak casks, Cognac reaches its maturity on its tenth birthday, although very special brands may be aged between 40 to 100 years.

A famous legend tells of the 16th century Knight, Jacques de la Croix-Maron who, in an inspired nightmare about the devil wishing to reboil his soul, awoke with a start, convinced that by double distilling his wine he could produce a Cognac flavour so heavenly that it might subdue the influences of Satan.

Louis XIII and other fine Cognac's hold court daily at Bailey's Prime Dining.