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    Re: The French Spirits Forum- Cognac, Armagnac, Calvados

    That's been my experience with big house Cognac also.

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    Re: The French Spirits Forum- Cognac, Armagnac, Calvados

    Quote Originally Posted by compliance View Post
    I wasn't expecting much from it, and it didn't deliver much.
    Well, at least you weren't disappointed.

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    Re: The French Spirits Forum- Cognac, Armagnac, Calvados

    Drinking some Martell VSOP tonight. The last of a bottle I bought sometime last year. I like the Martell VSOP the best over the other big house VSOP's.

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    Re: The French Spirits Forum- Cognac, Armagnac, Calvados

    Is Hennessy Black worth a try? A lot of the less expensive but higher proof Cognacs are sold as "mixers". Does that mean I should pass? Looking for a nice value cognac to try. Open to recommendations. I'm near K&L so that's my best option for finding things.

    edit - I'm also considering the Dudognon Reserve if anyone has thoughts on that one.
    Last edited by compliance; 07-04-2013 at 18:14.

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    Re: The French Spirits Forum- Cognac, Armagnac, Calvados

    Wife picked me up a Delord 30 for our anniversary and I picked up a Dartilongue 40 for my grandmother in laws 80th birthday.

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    Re: The French Spirits Forum- Cognac, Armagnac, Calvados

    Your wife deserves something special for that!

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    Re: The French Spirits Forum- Cognac, Armagnac, Calvados

    I picked up a Navarre Pineau des Charentes Vieux based on Sku's review. I have been meaning to try a Pineau des Charentes so I jumped on it when I saw there were only a couple left. I gave it to my wife as part of our anniversary gift because I think she'll like it too. She knows it's really for me , was that wrong? http://recenteats.blogspot.com/2013/...tes-vieux.html

    While at the store noticed that K&L marked down their Comandon XO 18yo single barrel to $66.99. For almost half the original price I figured I couldn't go wrong with it so that came home with me too.

    I'll post up some notes when I get around to them.

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    Re: The French Spirits Forum- Cognac, Armagnac, Calvados

    I realize it's not one of the spirits named in the title of the thread, but green Chartreuse has become a nearly nightly habit for me, either on the rocks, or half and half with gin, a wedge of lemon and drop or two of bitters (which is a sort of modified "Last Word" cocktail).
    There are two ways of getting home; and one of them is to stay there. - GK Chesterton

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    Re: The French Spirits Forum- Cognac, Armagnac, Calvados

    Quote Originally Posted by Parkersback View Post
    I realize it's not one of the spirits named in the title of the thread, but green Chartreuse has become a nearly nightly habit for me, either on the rocks, or half and half with gin, a wedge of lemon and drop or two of bitters (which is a sort of modified "Last Word" cocktail).
    I also ordered several bottles of the Navarre Pineau des Charentes Vieux based on the SKU review. Don't have the luxury of being able to find it in a local store so still waiting for it to arrive. Hopefully today!
    That yella whiskey runnin' down my throat like honey dew vine water and I took another slash…

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    Re: The French Spirits Forum- Cognac, Armagnac, Calvados

    Christmas has come early! My order of Navarre Pineau des Charentes Vieux arrived last night and of course I had to take it for a test run to see if my "investment" made on faith with no first hand experience paid off!

    Navarre PdC 2.jpg

    I am delighted to say it was everything I hoped and more! Unlike Sku my sweet tooth knows no bounds and I am perfectly happy to drink it as the spirit gods intended. Marvelous stuff and I am very happy to have "bunkered" a few bottles.
    That yella whiskey runnin' down my throat like honey dew vine water and I took another slash…

    Nullum Gratuitum Prandium
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