posted on Jul, 23 2012 @ 11:26 PM
There is a huge difference in wine and liquor quality, its not always dependant on price but there is such a thing as "better" booze.
Cheap wine often tastes better as it contains more sugar but this will also give you a nasty hangover. its also how its aged, some cheap wine is aged
in plastic or metal barrels which can impart a less than pleasant aftertaste you dont get with wine aged in wooden barrels.
With spirits its not so much the taste as the amount of impurities. The average drinker wont be able to tell the difference between a crap or great
spirit and the difference is normally felt the next day.
It basically comes down to how its been distilled or filtered. As a basic rule the easier it goes down the less likely you are to have a crippling
The bottle in the article I doubt was a great drop but as someone else pointed out your paying for the history not the actual booze.
Not many people can say theyve tried a 200 year old anything let alone cognac, even less people can say they have broken a 200 year old one LOL.
That guy has an awesome story to tell for the rest of his life