Cognac is a type of brandy that is made in the Cognac region of France. It is made from a specific type of grape, the Ugni Blanc, and is aged in oak barrels for a minimum of two years. The aging process gives Cognac its distinct flavor and color, with older cognacs often having a deeper, richer taste. Cognac is typically enjoyed neat, but can also be used in cocktails or as a cooking ingredient. The most famous cognac houses include Hennessy, Martell, and Remy Martin. Cognac is a luxury spirit that is often given as a gift, and is often associated with wealth and sophistication.