I have found yet another great bottle o’ brandy from E & J: VSOP Grand Blue. It is a step up from their standard, VS Brandy, and just as smooth the the XO in my opinion. This brandy boasts a nutty, vanilla profile that makes it coffee worthy, and just as great, if not better, in many cocktails than the normal brandy variant. This variant isn’t even much more expensive; I snagged a 1.75 mL bottle for under $20. I’d say the flavors of this puts shame to cognac, which is just brandy made in specific part of France.