It’s no surprise that we love cognac. The reason we blog about cognac is simple, we love it and want more people to learn about it, try it and end up loving it just like us.
When it comes to drinking and having a good time, there are many other drinks out there.
Beer, Vodka, Whiskey, other brandies and many other kind of drinks, but the reason behind choosing cognac is as simple as it could be.
Although many think cognac is the drink of rich and famous, it is not always the case. There are some amazing cognac available for everyday people like you and me and it doesn’t cost a fortune. It’s true, however, that most cognac cost a bit more than a six pack. Today we just want to share our personal reasons as to why we love drinking cognac and prefer it over other drinks.
1. The Taste
If I like a drink the first reason has to be the taste. I enjoy cognac because of it’s rich flavor. Not many people will end up liking cognac at first since it is an acquired taste. However, once you get the feel of it and start drinking it regularly you will know why people swear by it. Different cognac have different tastes. Some can be fresh and light while you drink and others rich and deep. This allows me to taste different aspects of a drink which is hard to find in many drinks. Besides it is said that cognac can be categorized into 63 different aromas, imagine that. Taste certainly is the number one reason for me when it comes to prefering cognac over other drinks. If you would like to see flavors/aroma of cognac, please see The Cognac Aroma Wheel below.
Another key reason I enjoy cognac as much as I do is because of the works. It’s easy to pop open a bottle and start chugging down, but those drinks are for boys not men (pardon my harsh language). I don’t drink to get drunk. Cognac has high alcohol content so it can certainly get you drunk quick and many people use it for that purpose. However, it’s a drink that’s supposed to be enjoyed while relaxing and not to get drunk. I enjoy the fact that I can grab a glass of cognac and be ok for the night. I enjoy warming my snifter on my hands and waiting for the cognac inside to release the aroma. If you want to learn exactly how to drink conac, don’t forget to check out our guide on how to drink cognac.
3. The History
Cognac has been around forever, at least it seems like it. Although many claim that cognac has been around since the 17th century, the truth is that it dates back to the 3rd century. 17th century is when cognac started going through double distillation. I love the fact that the drink I hold is something that has been around for centuries. I remember watching my grandfather next to a fireplace drinking cognac and later in life, my dad. Today I enjoy my drink next to a fireplace. The history of cognac itself and the history of cognac and my family is something that really excites me about this drink. I know it sounds cliche, but this rich history of cognac along with my family’s adoption of this drink has made me realize the true value of cognac – drink to relax and enjoy, not to get drunk. If you would like to learn a bit more about the history of cognac, make sure to take a look at the Cognac Timeline.
4. The Process
The other thing that really makes me prefer cognac over any other drink is the process that goes into making cognac a cognac. I am sure most of you know that cognac can only come from one region in France which is also known as Cognac. Besides that, cognac has to be stored in oak casks for at least two years before it’s ready for consumption. But that’s the least. There are cognacs that have been stored before the time I was born and are still maturing in oak casks. It feels good to hold a drink that has seen and have been the works of two or three generations. The process of making cognac is long and this is exactly the reason why I love cognac because it ties in with my reason no.1 – the taste. Click on the link to learn more about the process and work that goes into making cognac.
5. The Wise Man’s Drink
Don’t get me wrong, I am not trying to say that anyone who doesn’t drink cognac isn’t wise. I myself enjoy a glass of wine every so often and don’t mind drinking beer once in a while. But cognac is a drink that is often known as the wise man’s drink but that depends on how you drink it. I know many drink cognac in shot glasses, which certainly isn’t a wise way to do it. If you can grab a glass of cognac and enjoy it over a nice conversation, it certainly can be soothing. Besides, cognac has high medicinal value and is often regarded as “the healing drink.” If I can grab a drink, sit next to a fireplace each evening while watching my children grow, knowing that the drink I hold has medicinal value, how could I not love it?
Those were some of my reason as to why I prefer cognac over other drinks. If you are a cognac lover like me, share your thoughts and let us peek into your reasoning on why you prefer cognac. If you prefer any other drink, feel free to chime in.