One of my favorite musicians, Pete Townshend, had this to say on the liner notes of his great solo album Empty Glass (1980): Finally thanks to Remy Martin Cognac for saving my life by making the bloody stuff so expensive. I should have taken heed long ago. Yes, Pete was struggling with an alcohol problem. But he had very good taste in hooch.
I used to drink Courvoisier VSOP. Then by chance one evening, I was opening a bottle of Rémy Martin VSOP (thoughtfully provided by the Long-Suffering Husband) and had an opportunity to taste-test the two side by side. The verdict: there is no contest. Rémy Martin has a much richer, superior flavor! It is my tipple of choice for after dinner. Plus it has the cute Centaur logo! And it makes me think of Pete… I really ought to do a post on beaux laids. Sometimes they are the most Beautiful Men of all.
Love that album. Do not love cognac, however…
Both are great, but they can be enjoyed separately! Thanks for the comment.