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Get tougher in more sophisticated way.

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There are two things no self-respecting man should ever get caught holding: veggie burgers and Appletinis. That said, let’s put an end to the extra-surgary, extra sweet, garnished, flowery-smelling, fruity-tasting, and paper-umbrella-decorated girly drinks. As a man stay away from Cosmopolitan, Sex on the beach, strawberry daiquiry color scheme.

There are some men who really know alcohol. They can tel you what’s in every obscure drink you can think of and tell you where you can get the best one.

Let’s get tougher in sophisticated way. And have these drink after your hectic and rough day.  There is nothing quite so manly as a simple man who take their drink “neat” . No ice, no soda, no fanfare; just pour the darn drink and get out of the way. Here are some drink perfect to go for neat.

The choice of Cognac or Single Malt are perfect to enjoy it without any mixer. Take pleasure of the distinc flavor of the Armagnac, Cognac and  Single Malt. Let’s get to know with some of the drink that can be consider as a manly drink.

If you never heard about Armagnac, you are not alone, Armagnac is a grape brandy produced in the Gascony region of south-west France, as it has been since at least the 15th century. A fuller-bodied, some would say  it has a rustic  style of brandy when compared to Cognac, it is often aged for many years (decades in some cases) and makes an excellent digestif.  Speaking about Armangnac it is speaking about the craft. The tasting note of Armagnac are more fatter with a taste of toffee, caramel, and vanilla, the slow oxidation from the cask give a hint walnut and almond at the end of tasting notes. One of the brand you can find here is Chabot Armagnac.

Cognag is a type of Brandy. Making it easy to remember, all cognag are brandy, but not all brandy are cognag.  That’s means it’s made by distilling wine and then aging the resulting spirit or eau de vie in wood barrels. The main difference between  cognac and basic brandy, is cognac was produce in specific region in France, between Paris and Bourdeaux. Primary grapes that used in Cognag are thin, tart and low in alcohol, poor characteristic for table wines, but oddly enough , perfect for making brandy. The designations you see on Cognac labels—VS (Very Special), VSOP (Very Superior Old Pale) and XO (Extra Old)—are a guarantee of how long a Cognac has been aged. VS indicates that the Cognac has been aged at least two years, VSOP at least four years and XO (Extra Old) at least six years. Most Cognacs are aged much longer, however, featuring a blend of eaux de vie that can date back decades. Some famous Brand for Cognaq are Remy Martin, Martell, Hennessy.

Malt whisky is the ‘original’ whisky of Scotland. Although other grains were used, barley was grown specifically for making beer and whisky. However, with the success of blended whisky in the late 19th century, little was drunk as single malt outside the Highlands until the 1980s, when ‘the vintages of the North’ were rediscovered by an enthusiastic public and began to be made available by distillery owners. Although made from very simple materials – malted barley, water and yeast – the make of each distillery has an individual character, owing to a variety of factors, such as the length of fermentation time, the style and size of the stills, and how they are operated, the type of condensers used and amount of spirit saved (called the cut) From the cask that used for maturing the whisky, it make a distinctive character on the tasting notes such as malt, vanilla, smoky and nutmeg.  Macallan one of the most famous single malt whisky.