Gold Star Vol. 25 No. 12

Branson Cognac X.O.

Branson Cognac

Rapper Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson appears to be spending quite a bit of time in France of late, as he’s added a cognac line to go with his Le Chemin du Roi Champagne label. Branson Cognac includes four different offerings at various grades, but the jewel in the portfolio is undoubtedly this bottle, Branson Cognac X.O. Blended by Raymond Ragnaud, a 5th generation blender in Grande Champagne, this cognac includes premium stocks aged at least 10 years with some exceeding 25 years. An incredibly elegant spirit, Branson XO features an aroma of dark vanilla bean and stone fruit that translates seamlessly to a silky palate of juicy golden raisin, caramelized sugar, roasted nuts, and baking chocolate. A luxurious tipple if there ever was one. 

Gold Star

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Alcohol %:  40
Country:  France
Producer: Raymond Ragnaud
Importer: Shaw-Ross International Importers, web page:

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