While my first love is rum, I also enjoy cognac and brandy. I run a rum review blog (http://scottesrum.com) and would like to enhance my skills in tasting. That is, learning more skills of tasting, and learn how to detect and describe some points that I do not yet fully understand - things like mouthfeel, maturity in a young spirit, identifying underlying flavors, etc.
I'm sure that I won't find a rum tasting around here, and I don't like wine or whiskey, so my thought is that a "proper" cognac tasting would do me some good. Ideally, a class on cognac tasting would be even better.
Does anyone have any knowledge about cognac tastings, or cognac tasting classes, in the Boston area? A recommendation for a book on how to taste cognac would also be appreciated.