Winston Churchill once said “I have taken more from brandy than brandy has taken from me”.

And when it comes to mixing classic cocktails, St Agnes brandy has a lot to give.

A few classic cocktails tell you everything you need to know about the possibilities of brandy. Alexander . Between the Sheets. Collins. Corpse Reviver. French 68. Julep . Metropolitan. Sazerac. Sidecar. Sour. Straight.

Mixing a classic brandy cocktail is a ceremony too. The art of the cocktail is about having, as the French would say, your ‘mise en place’. Elegance in the making leads to elegance in the tasting.