Cherry Brandy Liqueur.
I am new to this stuff. Bought a bottle when I could not get Kirsch, which recipe called for.
Discovered that it does not make an acceptable substitute!
C'est la Vie.
However, the taste does remind me of cough medicines of long ago. (Way back in childhood)
And the stuff is certainly more effective at soothing the irritation which leads to coughing than any alternative I have found.
This constant wet weather has left me coughing lots, so I have gotten through a whole bottle of the stuff!