Napoleon French V.S.O.P. Brandy is a fantastic cognac at the midrange price. This brandy won’t empty your wallet, but you will get supreme first-rate liquor for your dollar. Much like the “little emperor” himself, Napoleon French V.S.O.P. has been dominating liquor sales in its category since it was released to rave reviews by brandy connoisseurs in fashionable cities around the world.
Considered the “executive’s brandy,” Napoleon French V.S.O.P. is a beverage you can keep on hand for client meetings, office drop-ins, or when you invite your boss to dinner. If you choose to store in a decanter for a high-end presentation, select a glass decanter that is tinted in a dark color to protect it from potential damage and quality reduction from exposure to sunlight. This is a quality product and you should store it and treat it as such.
Unlike inexpensive spirits that you want to mix with fruity juices or bitters in order to mask the sharp, cheap flavor, Napoleon French V.S.O.P. was created to be sipped and enjoyed slowly, as you would Camus or Hennessy. To elevate your sipping experience, serve with a twist of orange in lowball glassware and always at room temperature, never chilled in a freezer.
The recipe for extending the shelf life of this fine product is storing it in a cool area, preferably free of intense humidity. Definitely keep the brandy away from direct sunlight or heat and be sure that the top or seal of the bottle or decanter closed tightly after each use. If kept in a decanter the product will very slowly evaporate over time and lose some of its flavour, but this is over a period of years not weeks.