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T_montana
20-09-2011, 07:52 PM
Has anyone had this drink & what did you think?

UK Retailer

http://www.gerrys.uk.com/CatalogueAndCartOct07.aspx

LongPhi
20-09-2011, 07:54 PM
Couldn't see what was it in the link, Tom

T_montana
20-09-2011, 07:59 PM
http://www.gerrys.uk.com/common/productimages/101097.jpg

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Hennessey VS Cognac

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senor_robusto
22-09-2011, 12:19 AM
hey there,
i have to say, it's grand ol' stuff that there hennessey vs!!! however....... spend the extra few quid and buy the VSOP instead (36 70cl), or the fine de cognac (30 70cl) (http://www.thewhiskyexchange.com/P-14867.aspx)!!! or else, go for the remy martin 'vsop' (http://www.thewhiskyexchange.com/P-1778.aspx) or 'couer de cognac' (http://www.thewhiskyexchange.com/P-7099.aspx)!!! all are available from any decent off license or supermarket!!!

btw, IMO, avoid courvoisier........

alex

senor_robusto
22-09-2011, 12:23 AM
.......btw, check out asda for janneau armagnac!!! 12 for 50cl bottle!!! it's a favourite of mine to pair with a cigar, much nicer and easier going that hennessy or remy:
http://wine.mysupermarket.co.uk/asda-compare-prices/Spirits/Janneau_Grand_Armagnac_500ml.html

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senor_robusto
22-09-2011, 12:35 AM
also, if you want something really nice, hine's rare champagne cognac (http://www.thewhiskyexchange.com/P-1736.aspx)!!! around 36 a bottle!!!

alex

patrickspark
22-09-2011, 01:56 PM
i'm beginning to get a little worried about Alex !!

Zigatoh
22-09-2011, 02:02 PM
though he did mention an armagnac which I'd like to give a +1, IMO it's virtually always far superior to cognac (in a price matching situation at the very least) much smoother and generally better flavours, and +a gazillion on avoid courvoisier!!

senor_robusto
22-09-2011, 03:30 PM
i'm beginning to get a little worried about Alex !!

lol, no need to worry patrick........ i don't have a drink problem, i love the stuff!!! i drink, i get drunk, no problem!!!

alex

Zigatoh
22-09-2011, 03:32 PM
A drinking problem is only when you miss... or run out!

Superbrother
22-09-2011, 07:21 PM
Quite bizarre! I do love a good malt and I have tried most things alcoholic in my time but I don't recall ever trying a cognac.
Time to remedy that methinks!

Puff Scotty
23-09-2011, 10:09 AM
I have a little 'brandy corner' on the bar, the Hine & Remy Martin always seems to disappear first....
BUT! horror of horrors , it's not me!
I actually like the cheap Spanish Soberono & Metaxa private reserve...
7676

Superbrother
23-09-2011, 03:31 PM
I'm sure I've tried a nice Metaxa in the past.
With my growing collection of malts and possibly some cognac incoming I have the urge to buy one of those proper old school rotating globes which open at the equator and house bottles, glasses etc.

Very James Bond villainesque!