I have fallen truly madly deeply for scotch....I prefer the single malt to blended. Auchentoshan classic. There are other higher priced ones. Also Balvanie 12 is good and Glenfiddich 14.
Stolichnaya Vodka is my preferred drink on ice. Straight. No cherries or whipped cream.
On the Cognac side, I have fallen out of love with them but I used to enjoy Pierre Ferrand and Kelt. I haven't had them this year though....tells you something. I still keep cheaper bottles to mix with gingerale or coke. That's when am feeling sweet. Cheers
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