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by numen
Sat Dec 21, 2013 9:23 am
Forum: Cognac Reviews and descriptions
Topic: Please help me pick a bottle for my dad
Replies: 8
Views: 2564

Re: Please help me pick a bottle for my dad

Hi Sammy, welcome to the forum! Where are you located -- and what might your options be? As you probably found, brandy is fruit liquor, typically, but not always, aged in oak barrels. Cognac is probably the most famous and well-known grape brandy, but there's also armagnac, grappa, Spanish brandy, a...
by numen
Sat Dec 21, 2013 8:17 am
Forum: Questions and general subjects about Cognac
Topic: SCOOOOOOOORE!!!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 1002

Re: SCOOOOOOOORE!!!!!

Awesome, man! Congrats! That's an awesome thing -- it probably feels way more satisfying, too, than just finding it online. :mrgreen: I'm pretty good on Bouju for the moment; I was lucky and found a few places earlier this year and stocked up on just under a dozen Royal, and got some TVBdF straight ...
by numen
Tue Dec 17, 2013 10:58 pm
Forum: Questions and general subjects about Cognac
Topic: Question Regarding Description Verbiage
Replies: 3
Views: 765

Re: Question Regarding Description Verbiage

In general, I'd take it to mean that all the distillate is 25-35 years old. Some houses will refer more to the average age of the distillate, mainly because they add a few drops of really old stuff to throw the number off (and up -- meaning inflated prices), and others will refer to the oldest in th...
by numen
Tue Dec 17, 2013 10:52 pm
Forum: Questions and general subjects about Cognac
Topic: Discussion about the use of additives
Replies: 20
Views: 4572

Re: Discussion about the use of additives

Those are all good points and perspectives. It's a bit different comparing wine to spirits, and different spirits have different tolerances and controls. Scotch whisky producers can use chemicals to alter the color, rum producers add all manner of sweeteners, spices, and other additives to their spi...
by numen
Mon Dec 16, 2013 6:54 pm
Forum: TheCognacForum / CognacFans.com
Topic: Forum PM messaging system does not work...
Replies: 3
Views: 1866

Re: Forum PM messaging system does not work...

I've had that problem, or they sit in the outbox for a few days before finally making it to the sent box
by numen
Sat Dec 14, 2013 1:52 pm
Forum: Whisky and Bourbon
Topic: Highland Park 1988/2013 Cadenhead's Small Batch, 55.7%
Replies: 2
Views: 787

Re: Highland Park 1988/2013 Cadenhead's Small Batch, 55.7%

That sounds great! I hope that you enjoy it. I'd be keen to hear what you think of it after you try it
by numen
Fri Dec 13, 2013 2:29 pm
Forum: Questions and general subjects about Cognac
Topic: What are you sipping today???
Replies: 97
Views: 17819

Re: What are you sipping today???

Just got a half-bottle of Clear Creek Framboise eau-de-vie and am really loving it so far. The nose is richly of raspberries (dark and unsweetened), and the palate and finish are full of... raspberries. No surprises, just very well done and delicious.
by numen
Sun Dec 08, 2013 2:18 pm
Forum: Questions and general subjects about Cognac
Topic: What are you sipping today???
Replies: 97
Views: 17819

Re: What are you sipping today???

Now I'm off to a land of Germain-Robin's Muscat. Low-fill bottle, with some loss of richness, but still intensely fruity, a little spicy, and exceptionally racy and exciting. It's a pleaser, to say the least!
by numen
Thu Dec 05, 2013 9:40 pm
Forum: Questions and general subjects about Cognac
Topic: What are you sipping today???
Replies: 97
Views: 17819

Re: What are you sipping today???

I just went back to my Bouju Tres Vieux Brut de Fut. Every time I go to it, worrying or wondering whether each sip will live up to my expectations. Sometimes, it will be a bit light or a bit astringent, but, more often than not, it meets my high, high expectations for it.
by numen
Thu Dec 05, 2013 9:39 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from Illinois
Replies: 4
Views: 1010

Re: Hello from Illinois

Hi Steve, welcome aboard! There are a tremendous number of producers of cognac, all with their own style, and affected by different variety and terroir. Echoing Deemancpa, you'll find a lot of different posters here with a variety of backgrounds, and a lot of great insight and perspective into cogna...

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