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Cognac brandy in a typical brandy snifter
.Brandy (from brandywine, derived from Dutch brandewijn—"burnt wine") [1] is a spirit produced by distilling wine, the wine having first been produced by fermenting grapes.^ Brandy: Brandy (from brandywine, derived from Dutch brandewijn burnt wine) is a spirit produced by distilling wine, the wine having first been produced by fermenting grapes.
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^ Barndy is a spirit produced by means of distilling wine, the wine having first been produced by means of fermenting grapes.
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^ The name comes from the Dutch brandewijn (“burnt wine”), referring to the application of heat in distillation.
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.Brandy generally contains 36%–60% alcohol by volume and is typically taken as an after-dinner drink.^ Brandy contains 40%-60% alcohol by volume and is normally consumed as an after-dinner drink.
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^ Brandy contains 40%60% alcohol by volume and is normally consumed as an after-dinner drink.
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^ After one distillation, the distillate, called "low wine," will contain roughly 30% alcohol (ethanol) by volume.
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.While some brandies are aged in wooden casks, most are coloured with caramel colouring to imitate the effect of such aging.^ Most pomace brandy is not aged and not coloured.
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^ While some brandies are aged in wooden casks, most are coloured with caramel colouring to imitate the effect of such aging.
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^ Single barrel aging: Brandies that have a golden or brown color may have been aged in oak casks.
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.Brandy can also be made from fermented fruit (i.e., other than grapes) and from pomace.^ Kirschwasser is a fruit brandy made from cherries.
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^ Brandy can also be made from fermented fruit (i.e., other than grapes) and from pomace.
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^ Fruit Brandy: Fruit brandies are distilled from fruits other than grapes.
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Types of brandy

.There are three main types of brandy.^ Types of Brandy: There are three main types of brandy.
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.The term "brandy" denotes grape brandy if the type is not otherwise specified.^ The term brandy denotes grape brandy if the type is not otherwise specified.
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Grape brandy

.Grape brandy is produced by the distillation of fermented grapes.^ Grape Brandy: Grape brandy is produced by the distillation of fermented grapes.
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^ Other countries: Grape brandy is also produced in many other countries, including Armenia, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Italy, Mexico, Moldova, and Pakistan.
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^ Pomace Brandy: Pomace brandy is produced by fermentation and distillation of the grape skins, seeds, and stems that remain after grapes have been pressed to extract their juice (which is then used to make wine).
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Brandy de Jerez barrels aging
  • American grape brandy is almost always from California.^ Brandy de Jerez is the brandy from the area of Jerez.
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    ^ All American brandy is distilled in California.
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    ^ American grape brandy is almost always from California.
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    [2] .Popular brands include Christian Brothers, Coronet, E&J, Korbel, Paul Masson and J. Bavet.
  • Armagnac is made from grapes of the Armagnac region in Southwest of France (Gers, Landes, Lot-et-Garonne).^ Made only from grapes grown in the Grande Champagne and Petite Champagne crus - the two most sought after growing areas in the Cognac region.

    ^ Fine Champagne cognac (grape brandy from the Cognac region of France).

    ^ Christian Brothers Brandy Korbel Brandy .
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    .It is single-continuous distilled in a copper still and aged in oaken casks from Gascony or Limousin.^ It is single-continuous distilled in a copper still and aged in oak casks from Gascony or Limousin.
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    ^ The heat under which the product is distilled and the material of the still (usually copper) cause chemical reactions to take place during distillation.
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    ^ Single barrel aging: Brandies that have a golden or brown color may have been aged in oak casks.
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    Armagnac was the first distilled spirit in France. .Armagnacs have a specificity: they offer vintage qualities.^ Armagnacs have a specificity: they offer vintage qualities.
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    .Popular brands are Darroze, Baron de Sigognac, Larressingle, Delord, Laubade, Gélas and Janneau.
  • Cognac comes from the Cognac region in France,[2] and is double distilled using pot stills.^ Cognac comes from the Cognac region in France, and is double distilled using pot stills.
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    ^ Brandy from the Cognac region of France.

    ^ Popular brands are Darroze, Baron de Sigognac, Larressingle, Delord, Laubade, Gélas and Janneau.
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    .Popular brands include Hine, Martell, Rémy Martin, Hennessy, Ragnaud-Sabourin, Delamain and Courvoisier.
  • Brandy de Jerez is a brandy that originates from vineyards around Jerez de la Frontera in southern Spain.^ Brandy de Jerez is the brandy from the area of Jerez.
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    ^ Popular brands include Hine, Martell, Rémy Martin, Hennessy, Ragnaud-Sabourin, Delamain and Courvoisier.
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    ^ Brandy de Jerez-Solera .
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    [3]It is used in some sherries and is also available as a separate product. .It has a Protected Designation of Origin (PDO).^ Like Sherry and Cognac it is a Protected Designation of Origin (PDO).
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    .The traditional production method has three characteristics: (1) Aged in American oaken casks with a capacity of 500 litres, previously having contained sherry.^ They tend to be aged in old sherry casks, which greatly influences the aroma and flavor of the brandy, especially those in old Oloroso cooperage.
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    ^ It must first be placed in oak casks and allowed to age, an important step in the production process.
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    .(2) The use of the traditional aging system of Criaderas and Soleras.^ Solera process : Some brandies are aged using the solera system.
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    (3) Aged exclusively within the municipal boundaries of Jerez de la Frontera, El Puerto de Santa María, and Sanlúcar de Barrameda in the province of Cádiz.[4]
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  • Pisco is produced in Peru and Chile.
  • Portugal: Lourinhã, located in western Portugal, is one of the few brandy-making areas, besides Cognac, Armagnac and Jerez, that have received appellation status.
  • South African grape brandies are, by law, made almost exactly as in Cognac, using a double-distillation process in copper pot stills followed by aging in oak barrels for a minimum of three years.^ Brandy de Jerez is the brandy from the area of Jerez.
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    ^ Lourinhã , located in western Portugal's Estremadura region, is one of the few brandy-making areas to receive appellation status along with Cognac and Armagnac.
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    .Because of this, South African brandies are of a very high quality.^ They credit the flavorful, high-acid fruit with accounting for the elevated quality of their brandy.
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    ^ It fascinates by its softness, full harmony taste and exceptional aroma of high-quality Armenian brandies.
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  • Other countries: Grape brandy is also produced in many other countries, including Armenia, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Italy, Macedonia, Mexico, Moldova, Romania, and Ukraine.^ For Brandy from other countries and more Brandies .
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    ^ Other grape brandies : Brandies are also produced in several other countries, including Portugal where it is called aguardente (burning water), Mexico, Germany, Greece, Bulgaria, Georgia, Armenia, Moldova, Cyprus, Italy.
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    Cyprus brandy differs from other varieties in that its alcohol concentration is only 32% ABV.
.The European Union legally enforces Cognac as the exclusive name for brandy produced and distilled in the Cognac area of France, and Armagnac from the Gascony area of France, using traditional techniques.^ Brandy from the Cognac region of France.

^ Armagnac was the first distilled spirit in France.
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^ Brandy imported from the Cognac region of France.

Since these are considered PDO, they refer not just to styles of brandy but brandies from a specific region, i.e. a brandy made in California in a manner identical to the method used to make cognac, and which tastes similar to cognac, cannot be so called in Europe as it is not from the Cognac region of France.
.Grape brandy is best when it is drunk at room temperature from a tulip-shaped glass or a snifter.^ A brandy is best drunk in a tulip shaped glass or a snifter, at cool room temperature.
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^ Nikolaschka 1.5 oz Brandy 1 lemon disk, peeled 1 teaspoon powdered coffee 1 teaspoon of powdered sugar Pour brandy into a brandy snifter and place the lemon disk on top of the glass.
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.Often it is slightly warmed by holding the glass cupped in the palm or by gently heating it.^ Often it is slightly warmed, by holding the glass in the cup of the palm or gently heating with a candle.
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.However, heating it may cause the alcohol vapor to become too strong, so that the aromas are overpowered.^ However, heating it causes alcohol vapor to become very pungent so that the aromas are overpowered.
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.Brandy, like whisky and red wine, has more pleasant aromas and flavors at a lower temperature, e.g., 16 °C (61 °F).^ The name Brandy is derived from brandywine (more accurately from Dutch brandewijn which means 'burnt wine').
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^ Both start with wine, though the mass-produced brandies are likely to be made from table grape varieties like the Thompson Seedless rather than from fine wine grapes.
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.In most homes, this would imply that brandy should be cooled rather than heated for maximum enjoyment.^ Well its Black Friday and if your anything like me you would rather be crafting in your pjs than fighting a stampede of shoppers.

^ Both start with wine, though the mass-produced brandies are likely to be made from table grape varieties like the Thompson Seedless rather than from fine wine grapes.
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.Furthermore, alcohol (which makes up 40% of a typical brandy) becomes thin as it is heated (and more viscous when cooled).^ Brandy contains 40%-60% alcohol by volume and is normally consumed as an after-dinner drink.
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Thus, cool brandy produces a fuller and smoother mouthfeel and less of a "burning" sensation.[6]

Fruit brandy

A bottle of Calvados, a French fruit brandy made from apples
.Fruit brandies are distilled from fruits other than grapes.^ Other than the above, Brandy has been doing wonderfully.
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^ Fruit brandies are clear and are distilled from the fruit.
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.Apples, plums, peaches, cherries, eldberberries, raspberries, blackberries, and apricots are the most commonly used fruits.^ They can be made using apricots, blackberries, cherries, peaches, pears, plums and raspberries.
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Fruit brandy usually contains 40% to 45% ABV. It is usually colorless and is customarily drunk chilled or over ice.
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  • Applejack is an American apple brandy, made from the distillation of hard cider.^ American brandy made by the Gallo wine company.

    ^ Made with unsprayed apples, slowly fermented and barrel aged to make hard cyder.

    ^ Christian Brothers Brandy 6 ounces hot apple cider 3/4 ounce triple sec 1/2 tsp.

    .It is often freeze distilled.
  • Buchu brandy is South African and flavoured with extracts from Agathosma species.
  • Calvados is an apple brandy from the French region of Lower Normandy.^ This 'pomme de vie' is inspired by the French apple brandy, Calvados.

    ^ Apple brandy from the Normandy region of France.

    ^ Apple brandy that is the oldest native distilled spirit beverage in the U.S. Made with tree ripened apples, double distilled and aged in charred oak barrels for four to eight years.

    [2] .It is double distilled from fermented apples.
  • Damassine is a prune (the fruit of the Damassinier tree) brandy from the Jura Mountains of Switzerland
  • Coconut brandy is a brandy made from the sap of coconut flowers.
  • Eau-de-vie is a general French term for fruit brandy (or even grape brandy that is not qualified as Armagnac or Cognac, including pomace brandy).
  • German Schnaps is fruit brandy produced in Germany or Austria.
  • Kirschwasser is a fruit brandy made from cherries.^ Imported French grape brandy.

    ^ Pomme de Vie VT Apple Brandy .

    ^ Then double distilled over an open flame to produce the brandy.

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  • Kukumakranka brandy is South African and flavoured with the ripe fruit of the Kukumakranka.
  • Pálinka is a traditional Hungarian fruit brandy.^ An exception is Imoya VSOP, the South African brandy considered the world's best at the 2000 International Wine and Spirit Competition in London.
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    [2] .It can only be made of fruits from Hungary, such as plums, apricots, peaches, elderberries, pears, apples or cherries.
  • Poire Williams (Williamine) is made from Bartlett pears (also known as Williams pears).
  • Rakia is a type of fruit brandy produced in Albania, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia; it may be made from plums, apples, quinces, pears, apricots, cherries, mulberries, grapes, or walnuts.
  • Slivovice is a strong fruit brandy made from plums; by law, it must contain at least 52% ABV.^ They can be made using apricots, blackberries, cherries, peaches, pears, plums and raspberries.
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    ^ Made from 'Bartlett' pears which were originally bred by an English schoolmaster named Stair in 1770, thus Stair's Pear.

    ^ Other grape brandies : Brandies are also produced in several other countries, including Portugal where it is called aguardente (burning water), Mexico, Germany, Greece, Bulgaria, Georgia, Armenia, Moldova, Cyprus, Italy.
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    .It is produced in Serbia, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, and Poland.
  • Slivovitz is a fruit brandy made from plums.^ Flavored brandies are made by combining the fruit, or in this case coffee, with plain brandy.

    ^ American brandy made by the same people that produce Paul Masson wines.

    ^ Applejack Armagnac Brandy Calvados Cognac Fruit Brandy Grappa Marc Metaxa Pisco Slivovitz Brandies Liquors Liqueurs .
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    [2] It is a traditional drink in Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia. .Macedonia, Serbia, and Slovenia.
  • Šlivka (pronounced: Shlyeewca) is plum fruit brandy made in Macedonia.
  • Šljivovica (pronounced: Shlyeewoweetza) is plum fruit brandy made in Serbia.
  • Tuica is a clear Romanian fruit brandy made from plums, apples, pears, apricots, mulberries, peaches, quinces, or mixtures of these.^ They can be made using apricots, blackberries, cherries, peaches, pears, plums and raspberries.
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    ^ Fruit brandies are clear and are distilled from the fruit.
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    ^ Apricot flavored brandy made and bottled in Kentucky.

    Romania and Moldova also produce a grape brandy called vin ars (burnt wine) or divin.

Pomace brandy

.Pomace brandy is produced by fermentation and distillation of the grape skins, seeds, and stems that remain after grapes have been pressed to extract their juice (which is then used to make wine).^ Barndy is a spirit produced by means of distilling wine, the wine having first been produced by means of fermenting grapes.
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^ Initially wine was distilled as a preservation method and as a way to make the wine easier for merchants to transport.
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Examples include:
Most of the pomace brandies are neither aged, nor coloured.

Distillation

A batch distillation typically works as follows:
Wine with an alcohol concentration of 8% to 12% ABV and high acidity is boiled in a pot still. Vapors of alcohol, water, and numerous aromatic components rise and are collected in a condenser coil, where they become a liquid again. .Because alcohol and the aromatic components vaporize at a lower temperature than water, the concentration of alcohol in the condensed liquid (the distillate) is higher than in the original wine.^ It was also thought that wine was originally distilled to lessen the tax which was assessed by volume.
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.After one distillation, the distillate, called "low wine," will contain roughly 30% alcohol (ethanol) by volume.^ Brandy contains 40%-60% alcohol by volume and is normally consumed as an after-dinner drink.
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^ It was also thought that wine was originally distilled to lessen the tax which was assessed by volume.
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The low wine is then distilled a second time. .The first 1% or so of distillate that's produced, called the "head," has an alcohol concentration of about 83% and an unpleasant odor, so it is discarded (generally, mixed in with another batch of low wine for future use).^ Barndy is a spirit produced by means of distilling wine, the wine having first been produced by means of fermenting grapes.
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The distillation process continues, yielding a distillate of approximately 70% alcohol (called the "heart"), which is what will be consumed as brandy. The portion of low wine that remains after distillation, called the "tail," will be mixed into another batch of low wine for future use.
Distillation does not simply enhance the alcohol content of wine. .The heat under which the product is distilled and the material of the still (usually copper) cause chemical reactions to take place during distillation.^ It is single-continuous distilled in a copper still and aged in oak casks from Gascony or Limousin.
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.This leads to the formation of numerous new volatile aroma components, changes in relative amounts of aroma components in the wine, and the hydrolysis of components such as esters.^ In addition to removing water, the distillation process leads to the formation and break-up of numerous aroma compounds, fundamentally altering the composition of the distillate from its source.
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Aging

Brandy is produced using one of three aging methods:
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  • No aging: Most pomace brandy and some fruit brandy is not aged before bottling.^ The mission, buy shoes for no more than $32 but most are more like $10-$20 xoxo-Brandy Posted on August 01, 2009 in WANT .

    ^ Fruit grown in bottles and preserved in selected quality fruit brandies have intrigued people around the world for centuries.
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    ^ Solera process : Some brandies are aged using the solera system.
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    .The resulting product is typically clear and colourless.
  • Single barrel aging: Brandies with a natural golden or brown color are aged in oak casks.^ It is single-continuous distilled in a copper still and aged in oak casks from Gascony or Limousin.
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    ^ Thanks to a longer ageing, in small barrels, St. Remy Authentic French Brandy VSOP acquires a magnificent amber colour with golden highlights.
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    ^ Handcrafted in small batches at our artisan distillery using only the finest California grapes, Korbel Brandy is masterfully aged to perfection in premium oak barrels - fire charred and mellowed to achieve a golden amber color, rich butterscotch aroma, and extra smooth taste.
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    Some brandies have caramel color added to simulate the appearance of barrel aging.
  • Solera process: Some brandies, particularly those from Spain, are aged using the solera system.

Labelling

Brandy has a rating system to describe its quality and condition; these indicators can usually be found near the brand name on the label:
  • A.C.: aged two years in wood.
  • V.S.: "Very Special" or 3-Star, aged at least three years in wood.
  • V.S.O.P.: "Very Superior Old Pale" or 5-Star, aged at least five years in wood.
  • X.O.: "Extra Old", Napoleon or Vieille Reserve, aged at least six years, Napoleon at least four years.
  • Vintage: Stored in the cask until the time it is bottled with the label showing the vintage date.
  • Hors d'age: These are too old to determine the age, although ten years plus is typical, and are usually of great quality.
In the case of Brandy de Jerez Regulatory Council classifies it according to:
  • Brandy de Jerez Solera – one year old.
  • Brandy de Jerez Solera Reserva – three years old.
  • Brandy de Jerez Solera Gran Reserva – ten years old.

Pot stills vs. tower stills

Cognac and South African pot still brandy are examples of brandy produced in batches using pot stills (batch distillation). Many American brandies use fractional distillation in tower stills to perform their distillation. Special pot stills with a fractionation section on top are used for Armagnac.

European Union definition

The European Union has established its own legal definition of the term “brandy”:[7]
5. Brandy or Weinbrand
(a) Brandy or Weinbrand is a spirit drink:
(i) produced from wine spirit, whether or not wine distillate has been added, distilled at less than 94.8% vol., provided that that distillate does not exceed a maximum of 50% of the alcoholic content of the finished product,
(ii) matured for at least one year in oak receptacles or for at least six months in oak casks with a capacity of less than 1000 litres,
(iii) containing a quantity of volatile substances equal to or exceeding 125 grams per hectolitre of 100% vol. alcohol, and derived exclusively from the distillation or redistillation of the raw materials used,
(iv) having a maximum methanol content of 200 grams per hectolitre of 100% vol. alcohol.
(b) The minimum alcoholic strength by volume of brandy or Weinbrand shall be 36%.
(c) No addition of alcohol as defined in Annex I(5), diluted or not, shall take place.
(d) Brandy or Weinbrand shall not be flavoured. This shall not exclude traditional production methods.
(e) Brandy or Weinbrand may only contain added caramel as a means to adapt colour.
This definition formally excludes fruit brandy, pomace brandy, and even unaged grape brandy. The same European Union regulation defines the names of these excluded spirits as fruit spirit, grape marc spirit, and wine spirit. The German term Weinbrand is equivalent to the English term “brandy”, but outside the German-speaking countries it is used only for brandy from Austria and Germany. In Poland, brandy is sometimes called winiak, from wino (wine).

History

The origins of brandy are clearly tied to the development of distillation. Concentrated alcoholic beverages were known in ancient Greece and Rome and may have a history going back to ancient Babylon. Brandy, as it is known today, first began to appear in the 12th century and became generally popular in the 14th century.
Initially wine was distilled as a preservation method and as a way to make the wine easier for merchants to transport. It was also thought that wine was originally distilled to lessen the tax which was assessed by volume. The intent was to add the water removed by distillation back to the brandy shortly before consumption. It was discovered that after having been stored in wooden casks, the resulting product had improved over the original distilled spirit.[2] In addition to removing water, the distillation process leads to the formation and decomposition of numerous aroma compounds, fundamentally altering the composition of the distillate from its source. Non-volatile substances such as pigments, sugars, and salts remain behind in the still. As a result, the taste of the distillate may be quite unlike that of the original source.
As described in the 1728 edition of Cyclopaedia, the following method was used to distill brandy:
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  • A cucurbit was filled half full of the liquor from which brandy was to be drawn and then raised with a little fire until about one sixth part was distilled, or until that which falls into the receiver was entirely flammable.^ Brandy struggled to feel good about herself and succumbed to the pressure to be thin; she was eating very little.

    ^ Brandy: "Afrodisiac" is one of my favorites because it talks about love and how I feel about the man I'm with.

    ^ Example: after the reveal, the mouse-wife raises her voice about one notch to semi-whisper, "Oh my GOSH...there's ducks!"

    .This liquor, distilled only once, was called spirit of wine or brandy.^ Remy Authentic French Brandy VSOP is exclusively elaborated from the distillation in France of exceptional varietal wines harvested in the legendary vineyards of France.
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    ^ An exception is Imoya VSOP, the South African brandy considered the world's best at the 2000 International Wine and Spirit Competition in London.
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    ^ It is important to know, that written by law, only cherry brandies being distilled and won from cherries in the Black Forest are entitled to be named "Schwarzwälder Kirschwasser".
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    .Purified by another distillation (or several more), this was then called spirit of wine rectified.^ We now proudly bring that tradition to a variety of products, imports, spirits, wines and more.
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    The second distillation was made in balneo mariae and in a glass cucurbit, and the liquor was distilled to about one half the quantity. This was further rectified—as long as the operator thought necessary—to produce brandy.[8]
To shorten these several distillations, which were long and troublesome, a chemical instrument was invented that reduced them to a single distillation. To test the purity of the rectified spirit of wine, a portion was ignited. If the entire contents were consumed without leaving any impurity behind, then the liquor was good. Another, better test involved putting a little gunpowder in the bottom of the spirit. If the gunpowder took fire when the spirit was consumed, then the liquor was good.[8]
.As most brandies are distilled from grapes, the regions of the world producing excellent brandies have roughly paralleled those areas producing grapes for viniculture.^ The Brandy Drink is a spirit made from fermented and distilled grape juice or crushed grape.
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At the end of the 19th Century, the western European market—and by extension their overseas empires—was dominated by French and Spanish brandies, and eastern Europe was dominated by brandies from the Black Sea region, including Bulgaria, the Crimea, and Georgia. In 1880, David Saradjishvili founded his Cognac Factory in Tbilisi, Georgia (then part of the Russian Empire) which was a crossroads for Turkish, Central Asian, and Persian traderoutes. .Armenian and Georgian brandies (always called cognacs in the era) were considered some of the best in the world, often beating their French competitors at the International Expositions in Paris and Brussels in the early 1900s.^ An exception is Imoya VSOP, the South African brandy considered the world's best at the 2000 International Wine and Spirit Competition in London.
  • Grizzly Liquor: Brandy 2 10 February 2010 12:36 UTC www.grizzlyliquor.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Album Description Users Say 67 ratings You Say click on a star to rate The Best of Brandy Released: Apr 5, 2005 Label: N\A Brandy doesn't record often.
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The storehouses of the Romanov Court in St. Petersburg were regarded as the largest collections of cognacs and wines in the world—much of it from the Transcaucasus region of Georgia. During the October Revolution of 1917, upon the storming of the Winter Palace, the Bolshevik Revolution actually paused for a week or so as the rioters engorged on the substantial stores of cognac and wines. The Russian market was always a huge brandy-consuming region, and while much of it was homegrown, much was imported. The patterns of bottles follow that of western European norm. .Throughout the Soviet era, the production of brandy remained a source of pride for the communist regime, and they continued to produce some excellent varieties—most famously the Jubilee Brandies of 1967, 1977, and 1987. Remaining bottles of these productions are highly sought after, not simply for their quality, but for their historical significance.^ "Artists get to a place where they want some change in their life," Brandy's spokesperson Courtney Barnes said.

^ Seventy-one of the cats remain in custody of The AHS, where they continue to receive necessary veterinary care.

Usage

Brandy serves a variety of culinary uses.

Cooking

  • Flavored brandy is added to desserts, including cake and pie toppings, which enhances the flavor of the dessert .
  • Flavored brandy is also commonly added to apple dishes.
  • Brandy is a common deglazing liquid in making pan sauces for steak or other meats

Beverages

Brandy may be served neat (by itself) or on the rocks (with ice). It is often added to other beverages to create several popular mixed drinks. Examples of mixed drinks with brandy include a "Brandy Alexander", a "Sidecar (cocktail)", a "Brandy Sour", "Old fashioned", and a "Blackbird" (blackberry brandy mixed with Coca-Cola).

See also

References

  1. ^ Oxford English Dictionary. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press. 1989. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i Encyclopædia Britannica. Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc.. 2007. 
  3. ^ Lichine, Alexis. Alexis Lichine’s New Encyclopedia of Wines & Spirits, 5th edition, (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1987). Page 464.
  4. ^ Bulk Brandy Producer, Rudolf Prehn GmbH
  5. ^ South Africa wins Best Brandy in the World
  6. ^ The History of Brandy
  7. ^ Official Journal of the European Union, 13 February 2008, 39/30–39/31. http://www.mee.government.bg/ind/doc/LexUriServ.pdf
  8. ^ a b This article incorporates content from the 1728 Cyclopaedia, a publication in the public domain.

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Wiktionary

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See also brandy

English

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Proper noun

Singular
Brandy
Plural
-
Brandy
  1. A female given name derived from the brandy wine, of mostly American usage in the 1970s and 1980s.

Simple English

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A glass of Brandy

Brandy is a type of Alcoholic beverage that has around 36%-60% Alcohol.[1]

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