Quote Originally Posted by Lost Egg View Post
My father in law was one for Brandy (he liked to mix it with port) but I've never had the taste.

The nicest cider I ever had was from a micro brewery and I got it in a country pub somewhere north of London while on a residential retreat. It was a lovely cloudy, rosey red and 13%.
Brandy is all over the place. Setting aside the cognacs, there are some very nice affordable ones, and others that are high-alcohol cough syrups.

I remember deciding to see what the "XO" level tasted like on an economy brand. It tasted terrible. As in undrinkable. I used it for a marinade.

In fact, that's the fate of all my failed experiments. If I buy something that simply doesn't measure up, it goes below the sink to be used as a marinade.

Life's too short to drink lousy alcohol.