Monday, August 29, 2022

Christian Brothers VS Brandy


The first segment(Mostly not available on google search)

Occasions, tips, alternates, cocktails, food pairings, SJ's Rating, Feel. 

SJ's Rating- Middle Shelf
Quite enjoyable for the price. Since I drink scotch there is not much of a finish though. 
Occasion- Casual, movie night
SJ's Pro tip- Great for Sangria & as an after dinner drink
Alternates- E & J Brandy X.O. Similar price & taste profile
Cocktails- Sangria
Food pairing- Pasta, grilled chicken
Feel(After tasting)- Elevated 

The second segment(Technical details that are mostly available on a google search)

The Christian Brothers was founded in 1882 and has earned a reputation of one of the most popular brandy in America. 
Reads the product label "The Christian Brothers is made from the finest grape varietals and incorporates the same time-honored copper pot still production perfected over 75 years ago. The process is similar to that of fine Cognacs that create a rich flavor and full body, enhanced by slow ageing in hand-selected bourbon barrels for at least two years. During ageing the Oak Barrels imbue the brandy with layers of well balanced fruit flavors and a warm lingering finish. Finally the brandy is carefully blended to create a soft subtle texture ". 
I do not agree that is has layers of fruits or the lingering finish. Enough said! Time to drink it and know for sure 😆. Enjoy my tasting notes. 

Vital Stats- Christian Brothers Brandy VS(Very Smooth)
Price- $8.99 for 750ml
Age- Minimum 2 years but has NAS(No Age Statement)
ABV- 40%
Region- Kentucky
Distillery- The Christian Brothers Vineyards, Bardstown, KY
Awards won- None found

Tasting info-
Serving style- Neat
Appearance- Dark amber
Aroma- Fruits, somewhat medicinal smell
Flavor- Fruits, Sweet, syrupy, cinnamon, spices
Body- Medium 
Finish- Short, non-lingering

Had a great time sipping this brandy. Cheers! Enjoy Smartly. "Take an Uber if not sober"
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