Psst... We're working on the next generation of Chowhound! View >
HOME > Chowhound > Kosher >
Oct 15, 2010 07:09 AM

Courvoisier VSOP or VS

does anyone know if Courvoisier VSOP or VS cognac bears a reliable hashgacha?

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. According to, the only reliable cognacs are

    * Boukha Fig(OU)
    * Carmel (OU)
    * Herzog (OU)
    * Spirit of Solomon (Hisachdus-CRC)
    * Tishbi (OU)

    1 Reply
    1. re: DeisCane

      We have a bottle of Louis Royer VS with an OU, as well, although it's several years old.

    2. With brandy the hechsher would have to be on the bottle, so you can just check it directly. Certainly the normal Courvoisier, with no hechsher on the bottle, is 100% treif.

      1. Louis Royer has VS, VSOP & XO all with good hashgacha. The Cognac must come from the region of Cognac. Otherwise it is Brandy. Certainly it can be good brandy, but it is not Cognac. The same applies to Champagne. Yes there are other sparkling wines produced with the method of Champagne, but there are no Champagne. By the way, prosecco is not produced using the Champagne method. You can find the whole line of Louis Royer at

        1 Reply
        1. re: mrotmd

          Cognac is also brandy, just as champagne is wine. And the same rule applies: if there's no hechsher on the bottle, you can be certain that it's treif. Nobody goes to the trouble and expense of making kosher wine or brandy without saying so.

        2. Thanks everyone! Louis Royer VS it is:)