XO Marks the Spot
Napoléon, Réserve, Vieille Réserve, Extra, Extra Old, Extra Extra Old. It's madness, but it's important to understanding brandy.
In a world of bespoke barrel picks, this is maybe an unpopular take, but I don’t believe you’re a serious brandy person without an appreciation for at least a few XO bottlings.
With Cognac and Armagnac, the concept of blending is the most difficult for Americans to wrap their minds around. In the world of craft spirits — especial…
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