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Does anyone know enough to teach me a bit about Brandy or Cognac? Whenever I come across them at the liquor store I wonder who drinks them, how they are drank and why that choice?
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@EbayMafia I studied brandy and cognac at the library. Brandy Library.

The education I received was intoxicating.

Absent access to a great library, I recommend a high quality sampler.

Timely: https://www.themanual.com/food-and-drink/what-is-cognac-the-complete-guide/
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I figure there is a reason why they don't have much popularity. But someone mentioned drinking them heated and that caught my attention. I was wondering if they have a different effect than something like Whiskey.
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I figure there is a reason why they don't have much popularity. But someone mentioned drinking them heated and that caught my attention. I was wondering if they have a different effect than something like Whiskey.


Great line of reasoning there. Popularity to determine quality.

Works for music, right? Definitely works for food and drink too, hahaha.
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Milk.
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I figure there is a reason why they don't have much popularity. But someone mentioned drinking them heated and that caught my attention. I was wondering if they have a different effect than something like Whiskey.
Imagine your whiskey with a slight prune taste as they are distilled from grapes.
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Both suck

I figure there is a reason why they don't have much popularity. But someone mentioned drinking them heated and that caught my attention. I was wondering if they have a different effect than something like Whiskey.
Imagine your whiskey with a slight prune taste as they are distilled from grapes.


Yeah, because prunes come from grapes.

Insightful.
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Does anyone know enough to teach me a bit about Brandy or Cognac? Whenever I come across them at the liquor store I wonder who drinks them, how they are drank and why that choice?


Brandy is simply wine, distilled to have a higher ABV (it can also be made with fruit, though).

Cognac is just Brandy from the Cognac region of France. Just like champagne is simply sparkling wine from the champagne region of France.

Years ago, my friend and I asked someone at BevMo about Cognac because we wanted to try it. They suggested the ‘Hine’ brand. We liked it, it wasn’t too sweet or anything. The flavor profile was closer to whiskey. But it’s not something I would want in the Summer time.
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@Davethebrave there are some situations where popularity is a decent indicator of desirability in the absence of personal experience. If you list the top 5 rock bands of all time it will be a widely respected list (although most people argue about number 5). But it sounds like you enjoy cognac and I want to give it a try. How do you suggest drinking it? Does it have more similar to wine than whiskey...or maybe a combination of the two?
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When I hear Brandy, the Liberty Meadows character first came to mind.


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Both suck

I figure there is a reason why they don't have much popularity. But someone mentioned drinking them heated and that caught my attention. I was wondering if they have a different effect than something like Whiskey.
Imagine your whiskey with a slight prune taste as they are distilled from grapes.


Yeah, because prunes come from grapes.

Insightful.
ok, tastes like raisins, prunes, however you want to anal lyze it bro.
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Prunes come from Plums but they get more respect, particularly amongst the older generation, because they are pushier.
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2nd, but Hennessy & cranberry on ice goes hard

Recently I’ve been enjoying white rum with lime.
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My beer of choice when watching football...
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@Davethebrave there are some situations where popularity is a decent indicator of desirability in the absence of personal experience. If you list the top 5 rock bands of all time it will be a widely respected list (although most people argue about number 5). But it sounds like you enjoy cognac and I want to give it a try. How do you suggest drinking it? Does it have more similar to wine than whiskey...or maybe a combination of the two?


I don’t find it has enough similarity to either to be meaningful. I was serious about trying through a sampler. As for the correct way for drinking it, I personally prefer next to a fireplace, preferably while sitting in a leather chair. Ideally with a smug look on your face while thumb typing on a comic book forum.
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@Davethebrave there are some situations where popularity is a decent indicator of desirability in the absence of personal experience. If you list the top 5 rock bands of all time it will be a widely respected list (although most people argue about number 5). But it sounds like you enjoy cognac and I want to give it a try. How do you suggest drinking it? Does it have more similar to wine than whiskey...or maybe a combination of the two?


I don’t find it has enough similarity to either to be meaningful. I was serious about trying through a sampler. As for the correct way for drinking it, I personally prefer next to a fireplace, preferably while sitting in a leather chair. Ideally with a smug look on your face while thumb typing on a comic book forum.


while resting your cognac on a wooden bar cart complete with globe.
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Prunes come from Plums but they get more respect, particularly amongst the older generation, because they are pushier.

No, because prunes help them shit. On second thought, I suppose there is some push involved.
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Happy Canadian Thanksgiving
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These are actual beers from my local brewery
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My beer of choice when watching football...


Hoe Garden sounds like more a gentleman's club
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Coke.
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Prunes come from Plums but they get more respect, particularly amongst the older generation, because they are pushier.

No, because prunes help them shit. On second thought, I suppose there is some push involved.


My humor may have been to subtle. Used to always wonder why my dad kept a bag of prunes in the house. Now I'm starting to wonder why I don't keep a bag of prunes in the house.
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@Davethebrave there are some situations where popularity is a decent indicator of desirability in the absence of personal experience. If you list the top 5 rock bands of all time it will be a widely respected list (although most people argue about number 5). But it sounds like you enjoy cognac and I want to give it a try. How do you suggest drinking it? Does it have more similar to wine than whiskey...or maybe a combination of the two?


I don’t find it has enough similarity to either to be meaningful. I was serious about trying through a sampler. As for the correct way for drinking it, I personally prefer next to a fireplace, preferably while sitting in a leather chair. Ideally with a smug look on your face while thumb typing on a comic book forum.


Speaking in a fake Locust Valley lockjaw accent to your wife Buffy that you learned from watching Thurston Howell III speak on Gillian's Island?
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@GAC @Towmater frighteningly accurate.
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I also keep a decanter of sherry next to our piano and cello. On the bar cart.

One would never use a bar cart to hold a poured drink. How crass!
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@EbayMafia I suffer similarly as my subtle sensibilities seldom suffice.

The subtle humor - not the constipation. I think my verbal diarrhea keeps me balanced.
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