The invitation went something like this:
Hennessy would like you to come and sample some cognac and cocktails. Thursday, 3.30pm. You free?
Notwithstanding the fact that I am not much of a brandy drinker, I recognise
free drink when I see it the need to go forth and sample such things for the greater good of my readers. Besides, I am fond of brandy butter, brandy snaps and I’ve even been known to have the odd brandy alexander, so it’s not like I had a massive aversion to the task at hand.
So, with my sampling boots on, I headed off for what turned out to be quite an educational affair (honest, guv).