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Old 19th January 2017, 10:18 PM   #31
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Old 20th February 2017, 3:25 PM   #32
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What's a good cognac for someone to start with that won't break the wallet?

thinking around the $50-$80 range.
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Old 20th February 2017, 4:08 PM   #33
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What's a good cognac for someone to start with that won't break the wallet?

thinking around the $50-$80 range.
Hennessy VS/VSOP are easy choices..
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Old 20th February 2017, 4:18 PM   #34
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Cognac is basically just Brandy. So whatever you wish to mix your brandy with you can do so with Cognac, although it's probably not recommended since you do overpower the taste of it and basically straight up pointless to use Cognac as a mixer, when you can just buy cheaper brandy to do it with. Typically it's neat or with 2 cube of ice at most. When drunken neat, try warming up the glass first. Dip your brandy balloon in hot water for a bit to warm it up and dry it off first before pouring the cognac into it. This helps release the lovely cognac aroma.

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Old 20th February 2017, 4:20 PM   #35
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Cognac is basically just Brandy. So whatever you wish to mix your brandy with you can do so with Cognac, although it's probably not recommended since you do overpower the taste of it and basically straight up pointless to use Cognac as a mixer, when you can just buy cheaper brandy to do it with.
So in other word's don't mix expensive congac?
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So in other word's don't mix expensive congac?
Well, expensive is a relative term isn't it? What's expensive to you may not be so to some. Whilst it typically is seen as a waste to mix cognac, it's not unheard of.
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Cognac is basically just Brandy. So whatever you wish to mix your brandy with you can do so with Cognac, although it's probably not recommended since you do overpower the taste of it and basically straight up pointless to use Cognac as a mixer, when you can just buy cheaper brandy to do it with. Typically it's neat or with 2 cube of ice at most. When drunken neat, try warming up the glass first. Dip your brandy balloon in hot water for a bit to warm it up and dry it off first before pouring the cognac into it. This helps release the lovely cognac aroma.
Interesting that you would warm it up, considering other alcohols like scotch, vodka and red wine are generally enjoyed at cooler temps. What is it about cognac and brandy that lends them to warming up?
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Interesting that you would warm it up, considering other alcohols like scotch, vodka and red wine are generally enjoyed at cooler temps. What is it about cognac and brandy that lends them to warming up?
It's just traditionally brandy/cognac are enjoyed at at body temperature. The heating up the glass bit is simply to give the brandy/cognac a head start. Once it's in the glass, you hold it in your palm to keep it at that temperature.
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Interesting that you would warm it up, considering other alcohols like scotch, vodka and red wine are generally enjoyed at cooler temps. What is it about cognac and brandy that lends them to warming up?
Anyone who chills their scotch is doing it wrong, and red wine should only be a little below room temperature (about 17 degrees).

I have no opinion on how people drink vodka - if anyone enjoys drinking vodka neat, more power to them.
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Well, expensive is a relative term isn't it? What's expensive to you may not be so to some. Whilst it typically is seen as a waste to mix cognac, it's not unheard of.
When I was working in a bar over in London we would regularly have customers coming in and asking for Hennessy XO and coke... We served them let them wander off and then shook our heads..
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When I was working in a bar over in London we would regularly have customers coming in and asking for Hennessy XO and coke... We served them let them wander off and then shook our heads..
Very common in Asian country too. A lot of them don't actually like the taste of brandy neat. But because it's a status/face thing, they order expensive booze and sweeten it up with coke.
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Anyone who chills their scotch is doing it wrong, and red wine should only be a little below room temperature (about 17 degrees).
Yeah not chilled as in from the fridge, but room temp in Scotland is generally much lower than here in Australia.
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Yeah not chilled as in from the fridge, but room temp in Scotland is generally much lower than here in Australia.
Not to mention the wide array of whiskey and scotch that may be well be designed for mixing or be served on ice...
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Very common in Asian country too. A lot of them don't actually like the taste of brandy neat. But because it's a status/face thing, they order expensive booze and sweeten it up with coke.
Yeah, such a bloody waste though.
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