Is VSOP better than VS?

Is VSOP better than VS?

Therefore, they are the perfect choice for mixed drinks. For cocktails, we advise that you choose a Very Superior (VS) or Very Superior Old Pale (VSOP) Cognac and save those pricey XO and Hors d’Age Spirits for sipping.

Whats the difference between VS and VSOP?

The designations you see on Cognac labels—VS (Very Special), VSOP (Very Superior Old Pale) and XO (Extra Old)—are a guarantee of how long a Cognac has been aged. VS indicates that the Cognac has been aged at least two years, VSOP at least four years and XO (Extra Old) at least six years.

Which is better Hennessy VS or VSOP?

Hennessy Privilege VSOP ($50) has a smooth but stronger flavor than VS, with heavier wood on nose. VSOP (Very Superior Old Pale) is a blend of 60 different eau de vie with the oldest being 15 years, and the youngest 4-5 years.

What does XO mean rum?

The XO classification for a distillate means Extra Old. An XO rum means aged for a while minimum of 6 years, unlike a Cognac XO or an Armagnac XO which will have a minimum aging of 10 years.

What is XO brandy mean?

Extra Old
XO stands for “Extra Old”: XO cognacs are made only from eaux-de-vie at least six years old. Cognacs such as “Napoleon” or “Old Reserve” are equivalent to XO cognac.

Is whiskey and Cognac the same?

The biggest difference is that Cognac is made from grapes and Whiskey from grain, most usually barley. This grain is mixed with yeast and water, distilled, and then aged in oak barrels. Cognac begins life as fermented grape juice that first turns into wine.

Is whiskey and cognac the same?

Do you drink cognac with ice?

Choosing The Right Cognac Glass Cognac on ice is served in a large tumbler glass, with room for two ice cubes. This allows it to be held in the hand, aiding the melting process of the ice cubes and making it easier to smell and drink. As a simple mixer with ice, use a long drink glass with many ice cubes.

How do you drink Zacapa rum?

Like the finest Scotch, Zacapa can be served neat and savored in a tapered brandy snifter with one cube of ice added to release notes of honeyed butterscotch, spiced oak, and dried fruit. The unique complexity of Zacapa comes from a dynamic altitude aging process known as solera.