Monday, January 18, 2010

XO Brandy

Suntory XO Brandy

Suntory Super Deluxe XO Brandy

I have a few of these Japanese brandies lying around. All gifts, that we've received over the years from my one Japanese friend. A man who gets me. Just keep sending the alcohol over, 0-nii-san.

Beautiful colour. Lots of complexity - caramel, sugars, dried fruits. Amazingly parallel to Colheita Port. Alcohol well hidden, very elegant on the palate. A drink that's perfect for actual sipping, one that won't burn a hole in you. Who knew the Japanese were so good at outclassing big brand cognac at this stuff?

My question now - what do you drink this with? Cheese? Cake? Cigars? On its own?


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