13 December, 2010
Christian Brothers Frost White BrandyComments : 3 Posted in : Cocktails, Spirits, Bars, Other Spirits on by : The Gourmez
Christian Brothers Frost White Brandy
This clear brandy, which is still aged in oak so I’m a bit confused how it manages to be clear, is definitely a departure from standard brandies. I could tell that from first smell, which was of peanut brittle and roses. Both scents were strong and such an odd contrast that I questioned my nose, but that’s what I smelled. When sipping, the brittle taste rushed to the foreground, but was quickly followed by a wall of rose. There were no other tastes I could discern.
Ultimately, those odd flavors together made this brandy unsippable for me, but I’ve since had it in cocktails, and it fares much better when combined with other spirits and juices. I’d recommend it for berry-based elixirs, but if you want to pass it by entirely, I won’t tell.
Other Bloggers’ Thoughts:
None in review form. Mainly, it seems to appear as part of cocktail recipes, especially the China Rose (ed. 17.12.10 Oops, I meant China Girl—recipe here), which I’ve never heard of before.