The other day (the same day I forgot my wallet), I was driving around. I drove through our little town here because I needed to pick up some stuffing mix and vegetable broth. I stopped at the local food store and bought what I needed to buy. On the way back to the car, I turned around. Why did I turn around? I’m not sure. It was like something was calling me.
I put the food in the car and started walking back to the store. When I got about half way between the car and the store, I began veering to the left and ended up in the liquor store. Now I know how that happens. It’s involuntary.
I ran out of my Blackberry Brandy and needed to get some more. I’m not sure if you remember this, but a long time ago I told you that I really wanted to try Christian Brothers Brandy. For the longest time, I have been drinking the cheap flavored stuff and thought that I should probably up it a notch. You know, as you get older, you should probably get better things.
Well, just as luck would have it, while I was reaching for the Mr. Boston Blackberry Brandy, my hand swiped a nice shiny bottle of Christian Brother VS Brandy (which stands for very smooth). I picked the bottle up and almost brought it to the counter. Then I remembered back to the last time I did that. I bought some ginger flavored brandy and hated it. I put the bottle down and grabbed the big bottle of the cheap stuff.
On the way to the counter, I asked the guy if he had any little bottles of Christian Brothers. He said yes and grabbed me one of them. He also suggested that I try some Courvoisier Cognac. Since these were only those little mini bottles, I agreed.
When I got back to the house, I showed my little friend what I bought. She thought that was neat and watched me take two quick sips, one from each bottle. I closed them up and said, “Why does everything taste like Irish Whiskey? I didn’t like either of them. She told me that I should probably pour some in a real glass like a human and give it another try. I am actually letting some Christian Brothers breathe in a glass right in front of me as I type this.
I’ll taste it now.
Okay, I’m back. It’s actually very good. Of course, there is that twang of liquor, but they weren’t lying when they put “VS” on the bottle. It has such a smooth start and then tastes more like Brandy as it sits in your mouth. Interesting.
Tomorrow, I am going to try the Courvoisier Cognac. I hope that’s as good as what I just tried.