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Jonnyjay
20-10-2011, 07:26 PM
Hey guys.

Anyone drink the stuff???

I like Courvoissier V.S.O.P

Any other suggestions?

Bigboned
20-10-2011, 07:36 PM
Never had any before I've always been a rum/ malt man until I was gifted a bottle of alexadrion from Romania , love it's it's so smooth and caramel like

bfg84
20-10-2011, 07:56 PM
no way do i know what im talking about when it comes to brandy just know that it always my drink of choice when im all inclusive on holiday.
spanish being my fave so far.

dan

Jonnyjay
20-10-2011, 08:24 PM
no way do i know what im talking about when it comes to brandy just know that it always my drink of choice when im all inclusive on holiday.
spanish being my fave so far.

dan

Spanish Brandy???

Never tried that..


i heard alot about Hine Cognac, although i never seen it in the shops....

I used to drink Vodka all the time but then worked out that it goes crap with cigars...lol

mb55317
18-12-2011, 12:08 PM
I'd like to bump this thread. Anyone have recommendations for a nice Cognac? Looking to get something smooth.. Thanks

senor_robusto
18-12-2011, 12:33 PM
these are firm favs of mine:
hines rare champagne cognac!
remy martin couer de cognac!
hennessey vsop!!

these are all under 40!!! of course you could go into the xo's, which are fantastic, but closer to the 100 mark!!!

hope this helps

alex

mb55317
18-12-2011, 02:36 PM
Cheers Alex i'll check them out

senor_robusto
18-12-2011, 04:36 PM
hey matt, i'd also recommend you try janneau armagnac!!! asda do bottles of 5 year old for 11 (50cl i think)!!! tbh, i think it's nicer than cognac:
http://www.thedrinkshop.com/products/nlpdetail.php?prodid=4301

or try the vsop, 26 usually:
http://www.thedrinkshop.com/products/nlpdetail.php?prodid=257

hope this helps,

alex

mb55317
18-12-2011, 09:48 PM
Awesome thanks Alex I'll take a look, that's surely enough to get me started!

El Catador
19-12-2011, 07:48 AM
Steering clear of some of the more 'stratospherically' expensive Cognacs, I'd put my money on the Hine Antique XO, and (my personal fave).. the Fontpinot XO.

http://www.lebonvin.co.uk/imgsize/phpThumb.php?src=../images/products/cognac_fontpinot_xo.jpg&w=300

(They're both still a bit pricy.. but awsome in terms of depth and flavour)

Simon Bolivar
19-12-2011, 02:27 PM
8264The best Cognac for the job is an Armagnac!:cool: If you can find it, try the Castarede. THis little collection was finished off, during my birhtday bash last yr. This year I wasn't even fit for a beer:mad:

whisky77
19-12-2011, 07:00 PM
As stated by Senor Robusto, the remy martin couer de cognac is one of the best Cognacs for the money currently available. Fantastic stuff with a cigar.:biggrin1:


these are firm favs of mine:
hines rare champagne cognac!
remy martin couer de cognac!
hennessey vsop!!

these are all under 40!!! of course you could go into the xo's, which are fantastic, but closer to the 100 mark!!!

hope this helps

alex

mb55317
20-12-2011, 01:41 PM
Kind of an impulse buy but was at Costco today and picked up a bottle of Remy Martin XO! A bit pricey but it was about 25 cheaper than other online sites so not a bad deal :)

senor_robusto
21-12-2011, 10:49 AM
you lucky sod, lol!!! i was lucky enough recently to get a similar deal on middleton rare irish whisky when visiting armagh for their xmas 'georgian day' celebrations!! it was already 20% off, then 10% on top of that due to being 'georgian day', in the end i think it worked out around 60-ish!!
http://www.thewhiskyexchange.com/P-5792.aspx

alex

Alexw33
18-01-2012, 01:07 PM
Remy Martin XO is beautiful good choice, its my usual tipple at the casino (when im winning of course).
If anyone is new to drinking cognac i would suggest Remy Martin Coeur de Cognac, its really smooth and forgiving and you can pick it up for about 35-40 a bottle, just make sure you dont mix it with anything!! :smile:

bubster
19-01-2012, 09:16 AM
Remy Martin VSOP Premier Cru was my cognac of choice. I have had trouble finding it in Duty Free for the past few years.

Pandyboy
19-01-2012, 10:38 PM
Try the Sainsbury's Taste the difference XO chanpagne cognac. This is only 20 a bottle and is as good as more expensive ones I have tried. Worth a go if you have not tried it as is is such a good price!

Spartan18
22-01-2012, 03:18 PM
Talking about Armagnac...Just tied a Baron De Sigognac 20 YO I recently bought online after reading some good reviews. Definately very unique in the taste, the grape is very evident and fruity on this one and the finish a bit drier than I would have liked. Maybe I need some more time with it to get to appreciate it a bit better.

On a similar note, one of the best Brandies I'ever tasted is Metaxa Private Reserve....I know...I know you're all gonna say Greek Brandy pffff.....Trust me this particular one is very good indeed!