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Cognac & Beyond

Sat, April 25, 2020 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

$61 – $99


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What is the greatest invention in human history? The pyramids? The Suez canal? The space shuttle? The remote control? We’d argue it was cognac. The distillation of wine, the perfect moment of the Enlightenment: the idea of human rights and cognac were literally distilled at the same moment in history.

The current moment in time is devoted to whiskey, but if you jump back in time to the 80’s and 90’s, then it was Cognac that was king. Cocaine may never be trendy again, but Cognac is one of the greatest drinks you will ever enjoy.

We think the future is Rum and Cognac. But what do we know? We’re just the people who knew that Bourbon would beat Scotch in sales in 2017. So, you know. We are just a bunch of Philly rubes. Those NYC boys are so much smarter than us.

Previous Tasting Sheets

January 2019

Turning Tart into Tasty
1. Cogniack 1643

Brandy & Grappa
1. Barale, Aged Grappa di Barolo, Piemonte

2. Cardenal Mendoza Solera Gran Reserva Brandy de Jerez

1. Chateau de Tariquet 8 year Folle Blanche Bas-Armagnac

2. Chateau de Pellehaut 1989 Armagnac-Tenareze

1. Hine “Rare” Fine Champagne VSOP Cognac

2. Dudognon “Vielle Reserve” Premier Cru de Cognac, 20 year

January 2018

Cogniack 1643

Under the Eagle, Barrel Aged
1 1/2 ounces Cognac, 1 ounce freshly squeezed lemon Juice, 3/4 ounce maraschino liqueur, 1/4 ounce Crème De Violette

The Sidecar
2 oz cognac, 1 oz triple sec, splash lemon juice

Spain & Italy
Barale, Aged Grappa di Barolo, Piedmonte

Cardenal Mendoza Solera Gran Reserva Brandy de Jerez

Cognac & Armagnac
Chateau de Pellehaut 1989 Armagnac-Tenareze

Dudognon “Vielle Reserve” 20 year, Premier Cru de Cognac



Sat, April 25, 2020
7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
$61 – $99
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