Knowing full well that starting this thread might cost me some money (the Scotch thread was indirectly responsible for me dropping $80 for a bottle of Johnnie Walker Black and a bottle of Genmorangie Madeira Wood Finish), what are your favorite brandies? Primarily, I'm interested in Cognac, Armagnac, and Calvados, but there are certainly other good ones out there. Cognac: I've purchased and enjoyed Pierre Ferrand Ambre before. I'm interested in trying some single-distillery versions instead of the commonly-available blends, but I really have no idea what some of the producers to look for are. Armagnac: I've tried and enjoyed Grassa et Fils (a Robert Kacher import, for you wine buffs), and I've also tried and enjoyed somewhat less Cerbois VSOP. I don't know much about what else is out there. Calvados: Apple brandy from Normandy, for those of you who don't know. I really enjoy Daron Fine, but there must be some other good stuff out there.
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8/15/04 at 5:23pm