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Everybody has heard of brandy, but how many really drink it?  Hugh gives you great reasons for trying this classic distilled beverage. Click the links to purchase Cellar Notes recommendations at Kenilworth Wine & Spirits.   


The Wines

Price key:  $=less than $20  $$= $20-40   $$$=$40-60  $$$$=above $60

Quality key:  * = decent wine   ** = very good wine   *** = superb wine   ****= elite

VALUE = exceptional quality for the money


Gilles Brisson Cognac, Grande Champagne 1er Cru  (NV)  *** $$

Intense aroma, complex and refined, full flavored, smooth

Domaine des Cassagnoles Armagnac, Cotes de Gascone XO   (NV)  ***  $$

Complex aroma featuring caramel, mocha and spices, intense flavor

Pierre Huet Calvado AOC Pays d'Auge Fine  ***  $$

Aroma of cooked apples and butter, minty freshness


All of these wines can be purchased at Kenilworth Wine and Spirits.

Click on the bottle for direct ordering and home delivery.

As General Partner of Clipper City Brewing Company, L.P., Hugh J. Sisson is among Baltimore's premier authorities on craft brewing and a former manager of the state's first pub brewery, Sissons, located in Federal Hill. A fifth generation Baltimorean, Hugh has been involved in all aspects of craft brewing.