Armagnac is a grape-based brandy that’s made in France’s Gascony region. Armagnac is a robust brandy that makes a perfect dessert companion or a nightcap. It’s sometimes compared to bourbon since spices feature heavily in the flavor profile. Armagnac has strong roots in agricultural history. Historically, it was made by roving distillers who would travel to farms in remote areas. Their mobile equip
In recent weeks, we’ve covered what cognac is and some cocktails you can make using cognac as a primary ingredient. What we haven’t covered is the many different ways that you can enjoy a glass of cognac.
It may surprise you that cognac can be enjoyed in many different ways: neat/straight up, on ice, frozen, in a mixed drink, or with food or a cigar. We are going to cover the many exciting way
The first time I came across brandy was when I bought a bottle to bake special Christmas cookies. This experience isn’t unique. In fact, many people come across this adaptable liquor because of a recipe and not necessarily by browsing the local shelves for a sipping drink. However, upon tasting this cooking ingredient, I discovered that the spirit was delicious and flavorful.
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So you want to dive into brandy but don’t know where to start? Maybe you’ve tried it once and thought it just tasted like really alcoholic wine? This article is going to give you a great overview of what brandy is (and how brandy is different from wine), what to look for, and how to use it. Brandy is a delicious choice to sip as an after-dinner drink and a terrific cooking ingredient, as well as a k
From aperitifs and wine pairing to digestifs and beers, we’ve got Thanksgiving covered
Thanksgiving is, for many, a full-day feast. So we’ve compiled a list of our favorite alcoholic accompaniments to bring. They range from aperitifs to serve as everyone arrives and snacks on hors d’oeuvres, to the classic digestif as the perfect close to the evening. In between, we’ll have suggest
There are plenty of images a glass of brandy might bring to mind. Maybe it’s putting brandy in your eggnog during the holidays. Maybe it’s old men smoking cigars and sipping on brandy. Or maybe it’s Drake’s song “One Dance,” where he danced with Hennessy in hand. Whatever it is, most people have heard of brandy — but they often don’t know a lot about the l
The world's most popular cognac, the versatility of Hennessey makes it well-loved by people around the world. Its delicious taste pairs well in both traditional and exciting new cocktails, making Hennessy a must-have at bars and parties. The distiller's dedication to the product produces the same taste every time. Meticulous attention to detail is one
Whether you’re new to the brandy scene or just looking to change things up, we’re here to help. Here are eight types of brandy that are sure to please, no matter the occasion.
Before we dive in, though, let’s take a moment and give you a quick overview of the specifics that come along with describing brandy. It can get a little overw
Welcome to Brandy Week 2020! It’s not the most popular spirit week. But that’s just because brandy’s never gotten the traction gin and bourbon have in the United States. It’s also a broad name for a lot of unique spirits. While you may love one kind of brandy, like Cognac, you might blanch at another, like Pisco. Brandy Week is for everyone! We promise. If you are brand-n