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Maíson Rouge VSOP cognac 

I’ve been on a bourbon/scotch kick since restarting this blog but one of my earliest loves was cognac.  The pure taste of something from a specialized region of France speaks to a part of me that is, essentially snobbish.  maisin-rouge-cognac

Eh, I digress.  It’s cognac.  The trouble that spirit has gotten me into…

I saw a bottle for about $21 and change at the local package store near me  (Hal’s Beer and Wine) and thought I’d give it a try.  It was, after all, a VSOP.  Usually those go for a lot more if you want one of the top houses like Hennessey or Remy Martin

This cognac starts off with lots of oak on the nose. Deep amber color in the glass. A lot more oak than expected. But there was a ton of wood, very faint floral notes and a hint of vanilla on the back end of this medium bodied cognac.

Much like most of what I’m drinking in liquor presently, it could benefit from a whiskey rock or two, opening up more of the flavor but it’s late and I only needed a sip or two before bed.