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I recently tried the Hennessey VS after trying the VSOP a few weeks ago. And though I still have not acquired a taste for either, I find that the VS tastes just as good as the VSOP. I guess the XO is where you find the improvement in taste? What do you think, those of you that have tried these cognacs?
One thing to keep in mind is that all cognac is brandy – but not all brandy is cognac. Cognac is simply brandy from the Cognac region of France.
I guess what I’m saying is that there are any number of brandies out there that are as good – or better – than cognacs are. Just like there are many non-Cuban cigars as good or better than Cubans.
I have a bottle of St-Remy XO Brandy. As much as I like it, I don’t find that it pairs well with most cigars. I don’t know if it’s the ‘smoky’ness of the Brandy, or the sweetness, but it can overpower a cigar and just ruin the moment.
I have had (and rather enjoy) a pour of Scotch with a cigar and found that it can pair well with different cigars, depending on the Scotch. I’m guessing that there are differences in Brandy, just like there are differences in Scorch and cigars. It may take you a while to find one you like, or maybe you need to find a different beverage that isn’t overwhelming the cigars that you are smoking. When you find something that works, it should enhance a cigar that you already enjoy and make the moment very special….that’s how I feel about it.