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Cognac: Nothing else like it.

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I love having a glass of cognac every now and then that the weather is getting colder. I specially enjoy it after a nice dinner. Any other aficionados?
 

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No. I tried baiting for cognac advice in just about every drinking related thread. I got nothing. This board appears to be strictly scotch as far as upscale brown liqour goes.
 

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I have tried several but never really got into it. Dunno why. Maybe I'm just not trying the right brands - Hennessy and Pierre Fernand that I can remember, and some armagnac.
 

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Originally Posted by redgrail
No. I tried baiting for cognac advice in just about every drinking related thread. I got nothing. This board appears to be strictly scotch as far as upscale brown liqour goes.
What? I thought we had threads on it? Tesseron, Ferrand, Gabriel & Andreau, Delamain, and my favorite, Armangac....
 

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I would like to be an aficianado...haven't tried anything unusual but really like Remey vsop. I'm sure it's nothing great though.
 

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I've only tried VSOPs and XOs generally and found nothing that blew me away. My local liquor store is huge and has an amazing variety of scotches/whiskeys/rums but only a very small brandy section. Inevitably, I began to acquire a taste for whisk(e)y and haven't turned back since. I'm, of course, always open to recommendations.
 

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I just read something elsewhere today about Germain-Robin Cognac. I think it might have been in Will's blog. Anyways, I'm thinking about picking up a bottle of their apple brandy.
 

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Strong endorsement of the Germain-Robin. Over the years I've had several of their bottlings (the XO, the Old Havana, the Shareholders Blend and - if memory serves - a Christmas blend.) All universally excellent.
 

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I had a bottle of Claude Chatelier XO that was nice for cold evenings with a very long finish.

Courvoisier XO I found to be to be fairly middle of the road.

Also tried a few VSOPs (Hennesy, Remy, and Camus), but nothing particularly noteworthy there.

I'll take any recommendations, as I'll probably buy a bottle coming through the duty free next month.

A book with nice photos for the cognac fan is Congac: A Liquid History
 

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I love the taste, but honestly I find the return curve diminishes sharply starting with VSOP. Hell I'll drink VS, it's just so warming to the soul on a chilly day.

That said, I have had some older Delamain which was very nice.
 

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....got me. I was looking for a discussion on the shoe leather color.
 

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Rum aged in the same manner as cognac is very underrated. Had the fortune to try some. It was amazing.
 

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I feel Cognac or brandy are definitely the best choices for a flask.
 

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