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Top 6 Things Never to Say to a Recovering Addict, the Topic of Latest Best Drug Rehabilitation Blog Post


(PRWEB) October 23, 2014

In a new blog post, Best Drug Rehabilitation, which offers treatment programs and believes that having family close by during a stay in rehab can make a big difference in whether or not the process is successful, is listing the top 6 things never to say to a recovering addict.

“We’ve all put our foot in our mouth – or maybe both feet – and said something that we deeply regretted,” commented Best Drug Rehabilitation’s CEO Per Wickstrom. “However, most of the time, our regret is self-directed. That is, we may have said the wrong thing to our boss or a spouse, and we brace ourselves for the consequences. However, with addicts, the situation is very different. People who say the wrong things – accidentally or even with good intentions – can make it that much harder for recovering addicts to stay on a path of sobriety.”

According to Best Drug Rehabilitation, the 6 things never to say to a recovering addict are:

1.    “You must be getting so tired of going to meetings.” While there may be some truth in this — meetings can indeed get tiring at times – recovering addicts need all of the support they can get to stay focused and committed. It’s more than their enrollment in a program that’s at stake; it could be their life.

2.    “You’re getting better, so quit therapy.” Getting better is not a sign that it’s time to stop therapy; on the contrary, it’s an indication that therapy is working. Recovering addicts need to see their positive growth and development as reasons to stay with their respective therapy program.

3.    “Let’s just meet for one drink.” Non-addicts (and addicts who are in denial and haven’t yet sought treatment) can fail to realize that there’s no such thing as “one drink.” There is drinking, and there is not drinking. Telling a recovering addict to have one drink is in no way helping them; in fact, it’s opening the door to what could be a relapse.

4.    “You shouldn’t crave drugs since you’ve been clean for so long.” Telling an addict what they “shouldn’t crave” isn’t merely extremely ignorant; it’s also quite offensive. It implies that recovering addicts are somehow weak or defective if they still have cravings. This is patently untrue, and it simply means that addicts need to seek proper care and support to manage and overcome their cravings.

5.    “You’ll be an addict forever.” Again, this is totally untrue. recovering addicts cease being addicts when, with proper care and support, they liberate themselves from drugs and alcohol.

6.    “You should really talk to your old friends.” This one is tricky, since it could be beneficial for a recovering addict to reconnect with old friends. However, such advice should only be given if it will in no way expose an addict to situations or pressures that could trigger a relapse.

The full text of Best Drug Rehabilitation’s latest blog post entitled “6 Things You Shouldn’t Say to a Recovering Addict” is available at http://www.bestdrugrehabilitation.com/blog/sobriety/6-things-you-shouldnt-say-to-a-recovering-addict/

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Amber Howe, Executive Director BDR, at (231) 887-4590 or ahowe(at)rehabadmin(dot)com.

About Best Drug Rehabilitation

Best Drug Rehabilitation offers treatment programs, and believes that having family close by during a stay in rehab can make a big difference in whether or not the process is successful. Led by CEO Per Wickstrom, Best Drug Rehabilitation also understands that recovering from an addiction is an intense emotional and physical challenge, and as such provides clients with a comfortable and private space that is safe and free of anxiety. Ultimately, Best Drug Rehabilitation offers recovery geared to the personalized needs of each client, which is an option that makes the chance for long-term success much more likely.

Learn more at http://www.bestdrugrehabilitation.com/







New Best Drug Rehabilitation Blog Post Asks: What are the Most Addictive Painkillers?


(PRWEB) April 08, 2014

Best Drug Rehabilitation, which offers treatment programs and believes that having family close by during a stay in rehab can make a big difference in whether or not the process is successful, is asking a critically important and timely question in its latest blog post: What are the most additive painkillers?

“Many people still believe that drug abuse and drug addiction only refer to illicit drugs, such as cocaine, heroin and so on,” commented Best Drug Rehabilitation’s CEO Per Wickstrom. “However, there is a prescription drug abuse problem happening in our country that is, without question, of epidemic proportions, and affecting people from all walks of like, and of all ages – from children to seniors.”

According to the Best Drug Rehabilitation blog post, opioids remain the most abused prescription painkillers. Opioids relieve pain by minimizing the pain signals in the brain, plus they can create a feeling of euphoria. However, the body requires more and more of the drug to achieve a desired state of physical and emotional wellness, which is what leads to a spiralling path of addiction. Some commonly used – and unfortunately, commonly abused – opioids include (but is not limited to):


Vicodin
Methadone
Dilaudid
Duragesic
Demerol
Percoce
Propoxyphene
Oxymorphone
Oxycodone HCL
Meperidine
Hydromorphone
Bitartrate
Fentanyl
Hydrocodone

Added Per Wickstrom: “Individuals who are addicted or are concerned that they may be heading down that road can get the professional, compassionate help they need through inpatient treatment programs. Their family members and loved ones who desperately want to help an addict can also call a qualified and certified treatment facility to learn how they can be part of the solution.”

The full text of Best Drug Rehabilitation’s latest blog entitled “What are the Most Addictive Painkillers?” is available at http://www.bestdrugrehabilitation.com/blog/addiction/what-are-the-most-addictive-painkillers/

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Amber Howe, Executive Director BDR, at (231) 887-4590 or ahowe(at)rehabadmin(dot)com.

About Best Drug Rehabilitation

Best Drug Rehabilitation offers treatment programs, and believes that having family close by during a stay in rehab can make a big difference in whether or not the process is successful. Led by CEO Per Wickstrom, Best Drug Rehabilitation also understands that recovering from an addiction is an intense emotional and physical challenge, and as such provides clients with a comfortable and private space that is safe and free of anxiety. Ultimately, Best Drug Rehabilitation offers recovery geared to the personalized needs of each client, which is an option that makes the chance for long-term success much more likely.

Learn more at http://www.bestdrugrehabilitation.com/.







Top Cognac Brands Awarded by 10 Best Cognac: Martell, Majeste, and Courvoisier Rose to the Top


San Francisco, California (PRWEB) October 25, 2014

In association with Alcohol Aficionado, 10 Best Cognac ranks superior cognac brands from around the world.

Alcohol Aficionado Spirits Awards, the premier online platform in the industry, has worked through 10 Best Cognac to release a list of the top cognac brands in the world. The holders of the top three places are: Martell Creation Grand Extra Cognac, Majeste XO Cognac and Courvoisier Initiale Extra.

The ten best list is rounded out by the following:

4. Richard Hennessy Cognac

5. Leopold Gourmel Cognac Age des Epices

6. Pierre Ferrand Reserve Cognac

7. Louis Royer Cognac

8. A. De Fussigny Cognac

9. Camus Cognac Extra Elegance

10. Cognac Gautier

Martell Creation Grand Extra Cognac, distributed by Seagram, earned the first place on the list by virtue of the rich complexity of its taste, the warm woody cocoa of its aroma, and its presentation in a unique arch-shaped decanter.

Majeste XO Cognac is a brand that is rapidly gaining a following. Mellowed by 25 years of aging, its flavor offers notes of vanilla, honey and licorice. It is presented in crystal bottles that are crafted by hand to showcase its clear amber hue.

Courvoisier Initiale Extra occupies the number three spot, representing a company that has made fine spirits since 1809. Its aroma of rose and juniper is followed by a warm, full taste that pairs wonderfully with an after-dinner cigar.

Cognac is produced in the area surrounding Cognac, France. It is distilled in copper and aged in oak. Cognac is traditionally enjoyed after dinner; it should be served at room temperature without ice or water.

Alcohol Aficionado is an online source of information about premium spirits. They have assembled an elite team of experts in distillation, distribution and connoisseurship to provide guidance to the buyer of high-quality liquor. They currently maintain a 10 Best list of the eight most popular varieties of alcohol.

All submissions for Spirits Awards are evaluated for aroma, taste, color and packaging, with only the very best achieving a 10 Best status.







Top 6 Things Never to Say to a Recovering Addict, the Topic of Latest Best Drug Rehabilitation Blog Post


(PRWEB) October 23, 2014

In a new blog post, Best Drug Rehabilitation, which offers treatment programs and believes that having family close by during a stay in rehab can make a big difference in whether or not the process is successful, is listing the top 6 things never to say to a recovering addict.

“We’ve all put our foot in our mouth – or maybe both feet – and said something that we deeply regretted,” commented Best Drug Rehabilitation’s CEO Per Wickstrom. “However, most of the time, our regret is self-directed. That is, we may have said the wrong thing to our boss or a spouse, and we brace ourselves for the consequences. However, with addicts, the situation is very different. People who say the wrong things – accidentally or even with good intentions – can make it that much harder for recovering addicts to stay on a path of sobriety.”

According to Best Drug Rehabilitation, the 6 things never to say to a recovering addict are:

1.    “You must be getting so tired of going to meetings.” While there may be some truth in this — meetings can indeed get tiring at times – recovering addicts need all of the support they can get to stay focused and committed. It’s more than their enrollment in a program that’s at stake; it could be their life.

2.    “You’re getting better, so quit therapy.” Getting better is not a sign that it’s time to stop therapy; on the contrary, it’s an indication that therapy is working. Recovering addicts need to see their positive growth and development as reasons to stay with their respective therapy program.

3.    “Let’s just meet for one drink.” Non-addicts (and addicts who are in denial and haven’t yet sought treatment) can fail to realize that there’s no such thing as “one drink.” There is drinking, and there is not drinking. Telling a recovering addict to have one drink is in no way helping them; in fact, it’s opening the door to what could be a relapse.

4.    “You shouldn’t crave drugs since you’ve been clean for so long.” Telling an addict what they “shouldn’t crave” isn’t merely extremely ignorant; it’s also quite offensive. It implies that recovering addicts are somehow weak or defective if they still have cravings. This is patently untrue, and it simply means that addicts need to seek proper care and support to manage and overcome their cravings.

5.    “You’ll be an addict forever.” Again, this is totally untrue. recovering addicts cease being addicts when, with proper care and support, they liberate themselves from drugs and alcohol.

6.    “You should really talk to your old friends.” This one is tricky, since it could be beneficial for a recovering addict to reconnect with old friends. However, such advice should only be given if it will in no way expose an addict to situations or pressures that could trigger a relapse.

The full text of Best Drug Rehabilitation’s latest blog post entitled “6 Things You Shouldn’t Say to a Recovering Addict” is available at http://www.bestdrugrehabilitation.com/blog/sobriety/6-things-you-shouldnt-say-to-a-recovering-addict/

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Amber Howe, Executive Director BDR, at (231) 887-4590 or ahowe(at)rehabadmin(dot)com.

About Best Drug Rehabilitation

Best Drug Rehabilitation offers treatment programs, and believes that having family close by during a stay in rehab can make a big difference in whether or not the process is successful. Led by CEO Per Wickstrom, Best Drug Rehabilitation also understands that recovering from an addiction is an intense emotional and physical challenge, and as such provides clients with a comfortable and private space that is safe and free of anxiety. Ultimately, Best Drug Rehabilitation offers recovery geared to the personalized needs of each client, which is an option that makes the chance for long-term success much more likely.

Learn more at http://www.bestdrugrehabilitation.com/







Top 6 Things Never to Say to a Recovering Addict, the Topic of Latest Best Drug Rehabilitation Blog Post


(PRWEB) October 23, 2014

In a new blog post, Best Drug Rehabilitation, which offers treatment programs and believes that having family close by during a stay in rehab can make a big difference in whether or not the process is successful, is listing the top 6 things never to say to a recovering addict.

“We’ve all put our foot in our mouth – or maybe both feet – and said something that we deeply regretted,” commented Best Drug Rehabilitation’s CEO Per Wickstrom. “However, most of the time, our regret is self-directed. That is, we may have said the wrong thing to our boss or a spouse, and we brace ourselves for the consequences. However, with addicts, the situation is very different. People who say the wrong things – accidentally or even with good intentions – can make it that much harder for recovering addicts to stay on a path of sobriety.”

According to Best Drug Rehabilitation, the 6 things never to say to a recovering addict are:

1.    “You must be getting so tired of going to meetings.” While there may be some truth in this — meetings can indeed get tiring at times – recovering addicts need all of the support they can get to stay focused and committed. It’s more than their enrollment in a program that’s at stake; it could be their life.

2.    “You’re getting better, so quit therapy.” Getting better is not a sign that it’s time to stop therapy; on the contrary, it’s an indication that therapy is working. Recovering addicts need to see their positive growth and development as reasons to stay with their respective therapy program.

3.    “Let’s just meet for one drink.” Non-addicts (and addicts who are in denial and haven’t yet sought treatment) can fail to realize that there’s no such thing as “one drink.” There is drinking, and there is not drinking. Telling a recovering addict to have one drink is in no way helping them; in fact, it’s opening the door to what could be a relapse.

4.    “You shouldn’t crave drugs since you’ve been clean for so long.” Telling an addict what they “shouldn’t crave” isn’t merely extremely ignorant; it’s also quite offensive. It implies that recovering addicts are somehow weak or defective if they still have cravings. This is patently untrue, and it simply means that addicts need to seek proper care and support to manage and overcome their cravings.

5.    “You’ll be an addict forever.” Again, this is totally untrue. recovering addicts cease being addicts when, with proper care and support, they liberate themselves from drugs and alcohol.

6.    “You should really talk to your old friends.” This one is tricky, since it could be beneficial for a recovering addict to reconnect with old friends. However, such advice should only be given if it will in no way expose an addict to situations or pressures that could trigger a relapse.

The full text of Best Drug Rehabilitation’s latest blog post entitled “6 Things You Shouldn’t Say to a Recovering Addict” is available at http://www.bestdrugrehabilitation.com/blog/sobriety/6-things-you-shouldnt-say-to-a-recovering-addict/

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Amber Howe, Executive Director BDR, at (231) 887-4590 or ahowe(at)rehabadmin(dot)com.

About Best Drug Rehabilitation

Best Drug Rehabilitation offers treatment programs, and believes that having family close by during a stay in rehab can make a big difference in whether or not the process is successful. Led by CEO Per Wickstrom, Best Drug Rehabilitation also understands that recovering from an addiction is an intense emotional and physical challenge, and as such provides clients with a comfortable and private space that is safe and free of anxiety. Ultimately, Best Drug Rehabilitation offers recovery geared to the personalized needs of each client, which is an option that makes the chance for long-term success much more likely.

Learn more at http://www.bestdrugrehabilitation.com/







Top Cognac Brands Awarded by 10 Best Cognac: Martell, Majeste, and Courvoisier Rose to the Top


San Francisco, California (PRWEB) October 25, 2014

In association with Alcohol Aficionado, 10 Best Cognac ranks superior cognac brands from around the world.

Alcohol Aficionado Spirits Awards, the premier online platform in the industry, has worked through 10 Best Cognac to release a list of the top cognac brands in the world. The holders of the top three places are: Martell Creation Grand Extra Cognac, Majeste XO Cognac and Courvoisier Initiale Extra.

The ten best list is rounded out by the following:

4. Richard Hennessy Cognac

5. Leopold Gourmel Cognac Age des Epices

6. Pierre Ferrand Reserve Cognac

7. Louis Royer Cognac

8. A. De Fussigny Cognac

9. Camus Cognac Extra Elegance

10. Cognac Gautier

Martell Creation Grand Extra Cognac, distributed by Seagram, earned the first place on the list by virtue of the rich complexity of its taste, the warm woody cocoa of its aroma, and its presentation in a unique arch-shaped decanter.

Majeste XO Cognac is a brand that is rapidly gaining a following. Mellowed by 25 years of aging, its flavor offers notes of vanilla, honey and licorice. It is presented in crystal bottles that are crafted by hand to showcase its clear amber hue.

Courvoisier Initiale Extra occupies the number three spot, representing a company that has made fine spirits since 1809. Its aroma of rose and juniper is followed by a warm, full taste that pairs wonderfully with an after-dinner cigar.

Cognac is produced in the area surrounding Cognac, France. It is distilled in copper and aged in oak. Cognac is traditionally enjoyed after dinner; it should be served at room temperature without ice or water.

Alcohol Aficionado is an online source of information about premium spirits. They have assembled an elite team of experts in distillation, distribution and connoisseurship to provide guidance to the buyer of high-quality liquor. They currently maintain a 10 Best list of the eight most popular varieties of alcohol.

All submissions for Spirits Awards are evaluated for aroma, taste, color and packaging, with only the very best achieving a 10 Best status.







Top Cognac Brands Awarded by 10 Best Cognac: Martell, Majeste, and Courvoisier Rose to the Top


San Francisco, California (PRWEB) October 25, 2014

In association with Alcohol Aficionado, 10 Best Cognac ranks superior cognac brands from around the world.

Alcohol Aficionado Spirits Awards, the premier online platform in the industry, has worked through 10 Best Cognac to release a list of the top cognac brands in the world. The holders of the top three places are: Martell Creation Grand Extra Cognac, Majeste XO Cognac and Courvoisier Initiale Extra.

The ten best list is rounded out by the following:

4. Richard Hennessy Cognac

5. Leopold Gourmel Cognac Age des Epices

6. Pierre Ferrand Reserve Cognac

7. Louis Royer Cognac

8. A. De Fussigny Cognac

9. Camus Cognac Extra Elegance

10. Cognac Gautier

Martell Creation Grand Extra Cognac, distributed by Seagram, earned the first place on the list by virtue of the rich complexity of its taste, the warm woody cocoa of its aroma, and its presentation in a unique arch-shaped decanter.

Majeste XO Cognac is a brand that is rapidly gaining a following. Mellowed by 25 years of aging, its flavor offers notes of vanilla, honey and licorice. It is presented in crystal bottles that are crafted by hand to showcase its clear amber hue.

Courvoisier Initiale Extra occupies the number three spot, representing a company that has made fine spirits since 1809. Its aroma of rose and juniper is followed by a warm, full taste that pairs wonderfully with an after-dinner cigar.

Cognac is produced in the area surrounding Cognac, France. It is distilled in copper and aged in oak. Cognac is traditionally enjoyed after dinner; it should be served at room temperature without ice or water.

Alcohol Aficionado is an online source of information about premium spirits. They have assembled an elite team of experts in distillation, distribution and connoisseurship to provide guidance to the buyer of high-quality liquor. They currently maintain a 10 Best list of the eight most popular varieties of alcohol.

All submissions for Spirits Awards are evaluated for aroma, taste, color and packaging, with only the very best achieving a 10 Best status.







Top 6 Things Never to Say to a Recovering Addict, the Topic of Latest Best Drug Rehabilitation Blog Post


(PRWEB) October 23, 2014

In a new blog post, Best Drug Rehabilitation, which offers treatment programs and believes that having family close by during a stay in rehab can make a big difference in whether or not the process is successful, is listing the top 6 things never to say to a recovering addict.

“We’ve all put our foot in our mouth – or maybe both feet – and said something that we deeply regretted,” commented Best Drug Rehabilitation’s CEO Per Wickstrom. “However, most of the time, our regret is self-directed. That is, we may have said the wrong thing to our boss or a spouse, and we brace ourselves for the consequences. However, with addicts, the situation is very different. People who say the wrong things – accidentally or even with good intentions – can make it that much harder for recovering addicts to stay on a path of sobriety.”

According to Best Drug Rehabilitation, the 6 things never to say to a recovering addict are:

1.    “You must be getting so tired of going to meetings.” While there may be some truth in this — meetings can indeed get tiring at times – recovering addicts need all of the support they can get to stay focused and committed. It’s more than their enrollment in a program that’s at stake; it could be their life.

2.    “You’re getting better, so quit therapy.” Getting better is not a sign that it’s time to stop therapy; on the contrary, it’s an indication that therapy is working. Recovering addicts need to see their positive growth and development as reasons to stay with their respective therapy program.

3.    “Let’s just meet for one drink.” Non-addicts (and addicts who are in denial and haven’t yet sought treatment) can fail to realize that there’s no such thing as “one drink.” There is drinking, and there is not drinking. Telling a recovering addict to have one drink is in no way helping them; in fact, it’s opening the door to what could be a relapse.

4.    “You shouldn’t crave drugs since you’ve been clean for so long.” Telling an addict what they “shouldn’t crave” isn’t merely extremely ignorant; it’s also quite offensive. It implies that recovering addicts are somehow weak or defective if they still have cravings. This is patently untrue, and it simply means that addicts need to seek proper care and support to manage and overcome their cravings.

5.    “You’ll be an addict forever.” Again, this is totally untrue. recovering addicts cease being addicts when, with proper care and support, they liberate themselves from drugs and alcohol.

6.    “You should really talk to your old friends.” This one is tricky, since it could be beneficial for a recovering addict to reconnect with old friends. However, such advice should only be given if it will in no way expose an addict to situations or pressures that could trigger a relapse.

The full text of Best Drug Rehabilitation’s latest blog post entitled “6 Things You Shouldn’t Say to a Recovering Addict” is available at http://www.bestdrugrehabilitation.com/blog/sobriety/6-things-you-shouldnt-say-to-a-recovering-addict/

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Amber Howe, Executive Director BDR, at (231) 887-4590 or ahowe(at)rehabadmin(dot)com.

About Best Drug Rehabilitation

Best Drug Rehabilitation offers treatment programs, and believes that having family close by during a stay in rehab can make a big difference in whether or not the process is successful. Led by CEO Per Wickstrom, Best Drug Rehabilitation also understands that recovering from an addiction is an intense emotional and physical challenge, and as such provides clients with a comfortable and private space that is safe and free of anxiety. Ultimately, Best Drug Rehabilitation offers recovery geared to the personalized needs of each client, which is an option that makes the chance for long-term success much more likely.

Learn more at http://www.bestdrugrehabilitation.com/







New Best Drug Rehabilitation Blog Post Asks: What are the Most Addictive Painkillers?


(PRWEB) April 08, 2014

Best Drug Rehabilitation, which offers treatment programs and believes that having family close by during a stay in rehab can make a big difference in whether or not the process is successful, is asking a critically important and timely question in its latest blog post: What are the most additive painkillers?

“Many people still believe that drug abuse and drug addiction only refer to illicit drugs, such as cocaine, heroin and so on,” commented Best Drug Rehabilitation’s CEO Per Wickstrom. “However, there is a prescription drug abuse problem happening in our country that is, without question, of epidemic proportions, and affecting people from all walks of like, and of all ages – from children to seniors.”

According to the Best Drug Rehabilitation blog post, opioids remain the most abused prescription painkillers. Opioids relieve pain by minimizing the pain signals in the brain, plus they can create a feeling of euphoria. However, the body requires more and more of the drug to achieve a desired state of physical and emotional wellness, which is what leads to a spiralling path of addiction. Some commonly used – and unfortunately, commonly abused – opioids include (but is not limited to):


Vicodin
Methadone
Dilaudid
Duragesic
Demerol
Percoce
Propoxyphene
Oxymorphone
Oxycodone HCL
Meperidine
Hydromorphone
Bitartrate
Fentanyl
Hydrocodone

Added Per Wickstrom: “Individuals who are addicted or are concerned that they may be heading down that road can get the professional, compassionate help they need through inpatient treatment programs. Their family members and loved ones who desperately want to help an addict can also call a qualified and certified treatment facility to learn how they can be part of the solution.”

The full text of Best Drug Rehabilitation’s latest blog entitled “What are the Most Addictive Painkillers?” is available at http://www.bestdrugrehabilitation.com/blog/addiction/what-are-the-most-addictive-painkillers/

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Amber Howe, Executive Director BDR, at (231) 887-4590 or ahowe(at)rehabadmin(dot)com.

About Best Drug Rehabilitation

Best Drug Rehabilitation offers treatment programs, and believes that having family close by during a stay in rehab can make a big difference in whether or not the process is successful. Led by CEO Per Wickstrom, Best Drug Rehabilitation also understands that recovering from an addiction is an intense emotional and physical challenge, and as such provides clients with a comfortable and private space that is safe and free of anxiety. Ultimately, Best Drug Rehabilitation offers recovery geared to the personalized needs of each client, which is an option that makes the chance for long-term success much more likely.

Learn more at http://www.bestdrugrehabilitation.com/.







Top Cognac Brands Awarded by 10 Best Cognac: Martell, Majeste, and Courvoisier Rose to the Top


San Francisco, California (PRWEB) October 25, 2014

In association with Alcohol Aficionado, 10 Best Cognac ranks superior cognac brands from around the world.

Alcohol Aficionado Spirits Awards, the premier online platform in the industry, has worked through 10 Best Cognac to release a list of the top cognac brands in the world. The holders of the top three places are: Martell Creation Grand Extra Cognac, Majeste XO Cognac and Courvoisier Initiale Extra.

The ten best list is rounded out by the following:

4. Richard Hennessy Cognac

5. Leopold Gourmel Cognac Age des Epices

6. Pierre Ferrand Reserve Cognac

7. Louis Royer Cognac

8. A. De Fussigny Cognac

9. Camus Cognac Extra Elegance

10. Cognac Gautier

Martell Creation Grand Extra Cognac, distributed by Seagram, earned the first place on the list by virtue of the rich complexity of its taste, the warm woody cocoa of its aroma, and its presentation in a unique arch-shaped decanter.

Majeste XO Cognac is a brand that is rapidly gaining a following. Mellowed by 25 years of aging, its flavor offers notes of vanilla, honey and licorice. It is presented in crystal bottles that are crafted by hand to showcase its clear amber hue.

Courvoisier Initiale Extra occupies the number three spot, representing a company that has made fine spirits since 1809. Its aroma of rose and juniper is followed by a warm, full taste that pairs wonderfully with an after-dinner cigar.

Cognac is produced in the area surrounding Cognac, France. It is distilled in copper and aged in oak. Cognac is traditionally enjoyed after dinner; it should be served at room temperature without ice or water.

Alcohol Aficionado is an online source of information about premium spirits. They have assembled an elite team of experts in distillation, distribution and connoisseurship to provide guidance to the buyer of high-quality liquor. They currently maintain a 10 Best list of the eight most popular varieties of alcohol.

All submissions for Spirits Awards are evaluated for aroma, taste, color and packaging, with only the very best achieving a 10 Best status.