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 Daniel’s more than cognac, this cognac is for you. While it doesn’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 – cheap, stands up well in cooking and distinctive without overwhelming other ingredients.