D’Uss VSOP Cognac is naturally aged at least four and a half years in the cellars of Frances Chteau de Cognac, where some of the worlds finest cognacs have been made for over 200 years. It emerges as a bold, full-bodied blend that is uniquely powerful and has a pleasantly smooth and balanced finish. Cognac is a wine-based spirit solely produced in the Cognac area of France. To be considered Cognac, it must be made from white grapes from one or more of 6 approved growing regions. Cognac must go through a double distillation process and the liquid that results from the distillation is called eau-de-vie (translates to water of life). Cognac must be aged at least 2 years in French Oak Casks and can be a minimum of 80 proof by volume.