this left me unimpressed. the pear is interesting but I’m not one for fruity cognacs. the tobacco doesn’t do much for me either, and overall this cognac falls a little flat throughout. didn’t like the smell of it either
Smooth, fresh, and clean describes this vodka just right. Bought it for martinis and vodka tonic with lime. Never made a martini.It made such a refreshing vodka tonic. It was also a great sipper. If you're on the fence, jump off. It won't disappoint.
Hennessy is overrated.
Normally, Cognac is too sweet for me. And i like sweets; cake, pies, candies. But this? This is something else.
Martell is a reputable brand, and if you also think normal cognac is too sweet, then this worth a look for you.
Blue Swift is their normal spirit, finished in used bourbon casks. The heat of the bourbon keeps the sweet of the cognac in check, and neither one is too over powering. Both are sweet spirits, but they meld well with each other, and again, thanks to the bourbon's heat, it's never too sweet. It's like a symphony of fine spirits. Or, more accurately, a harmonic, death metal ballad.
The first time I had Hennessey, was at a party and was showing off. Was expecting to cringe from the burn going down, but no burn. I feel the burn takes away from the flavor, and definitely was able to appreciate the flavor. Definitely recommend.