Brandy – a spirit for your spirits. Stock up your bar with this delightful, warming spirit. When not mixed into drinks, Brandy is most often served neat, at room temperature, in a snifter, a NEAT glass or a tulip-shaped glass.
Put very simply, this worldly spirit is distilled and fermented fruit juice. Most of us who have had brandy know the distilled grape variety, but it’s not uncommon for brandy to be made from apples, pears, and other sugary fruits.
If you’re going to be drinking it neat, make an investment, and your taste buds will thank you.
Germain-Robin 80 Proof Millard Fillmore Brandy, USA ($35)
Smooth, clean and elegant with medium amber color and silky texture; rich and tasty with treacle, vanilla oak and ripe, balanced style. 94 Points
Copper & Kings 100 Proof 7 Year Old Muscat Blue Sky Mining, Aged 30 Months, Copper Pot-Distilled, Non-Chill Filtered, USA ($40)
Medium amber color; smooth, aromatic and lush with notes of rose petal, peach and vanilla oak; high-proof but very mellow nonetheless; lush, balanced and long. 93 Points
Suau El Mallorquin 80 Proof 15 year aged Brandy Spain ($40)
Medium amber color; smooth, silky texture with mellow style and toasted oak notes; vanilla, lush flavors with hints of orange peel; creamy and balanced, long and stylish. 91 Points
Germain-Robin 89 Proof Old & Rare Small Blend no. 2 Brandy ($300)
Clean, elegant and intense; silky, bright and toasted with tangy, juicy spice and lush depth; long and silky. 94 Points