Courvoisier V.S. is a well balanced, lighter, fruity cognac that is easy to drink and a great mixer. If you like bourbon or Jack Danielâ€™s more than cognac, this cognac is for you. While it doesnâ€™t have the character or structure of Courvoisier V.S.O.P., you can sense it was on its way when bottled. It makes for a perfect introduction to cognac as it hints at more mature cognacs while retaining some of the youthful freshness of V.S. cognacs. It is a laid back drink, one to have when you had a long day and want to relax at home. Works well in a Black Pagoda (basically a brandy Manhattan) and the fruitiness made for a wonderful brandy base for red Sangria (soak the fruit in it overnight for best results) . Also very useful in cooking â€“ cheap, stands up well in cooking and distinctive without overwhelming other ingredients.