If I had to pick one...it would be Hine VSOP Cognac (did you know that this Cognac was Sir Winston Churchill's favorite?), and I like served either with cranapple juice or as a 'Sidecar' [triple sec & lemon juice], or just with 'on the rocks').
I find this warm golden color Cognac full of flavor with soft tones of vanilla, honey, oak wood and spice that is very smooth, but kind of intense on the palate that leaves a long and sharp after-taste finish. 'Primo' is the word that comes to my mind.
That said...in a nutshell the biggest difference between brandy and cognac is that cognac is distilled twice.
"All Cognac’s are Brandy...but not all Brandy’s are Cognac". CBJ
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