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Brandy is one of the world’s best-loved spirits, and it can be drunk in a variety of ways, though it is most enjoyed as an after dinner digestif. It is made across the world, and is essentially any spirit distilled from fruit – with grapes being the most commonly used.

The term brandy derives from the Dutch “brandewijn” – literally meaning “burnt wine” – a reference to grape brandy’s production (and the distillation of wine). It is often aged and can be drunk neat, mixed in a variety of cocktails (including such classics as the Brandy Alexander and the Sidecar) as well as being a popular culinary flavouring. Because of the breadth of styles of brandy, and the number of fruits used in its preparation, the flavour can vary from the floral, nutty bouquet of a Fine Cognac, to the bittersweet tanginess of a well-aged Grappa.

The most popular variety of brandy, grape brandy is made by distilling fermented grapes. Cognac, Armagnac and Brandy de Jerez dominate the genre in terms of reputation - the former two are made in the areas of the same name in France and the latter is made in Spain. America, Portugal and South Africa are also known for their grape brandies, and more or less every country in the world has its own variant.

Brandy can be distilled from pretty much any fruit. Apples, plums, cherries and apricots are amongst the most common, and there is a wide breadth of variants from around the world. Well liked fruit brandies include: Applejack (an American apple brandy), Poire William (a French pear brandy), Slivovitz/Slivovice (an Eastern European plum brandy) and, perhaps most popular of all, Calvados – a French spirit distilled from apple cider.

Pomace brandy is made by distilling the fermented by-products of wine production. These include grape seeds, skins and stems. The Italians have the famed Grappa, the French have Marc and there are a number of other Pomace Brandies made around the world.

Did you know?... ...The earliest brandy (as we know it today) first appeared in the 12th century AD.

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Grappe is not quite a Grappa, and it's not just because the vowel on the end of the word is different, oh no! While Grappa often makes use of the skins, stems and seeds (as to limit waste in...  More info
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Metaxa 7 Star - 1970s
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This rather splendid looking chap is a bottle of Metaxa 7 Star Greek brandy which was produced in the 1970s. Quite an ostentatious bottle, don't you think?  More info
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A brilliant gift set for the brandy buff in your life. The Cardenal Mendoza Solera Gran Reserva comes from Spain and is aged in a Solera system. The average age of the brandy is around 15 years which...  More info
$65.20
Very much an entry-level brandy here - good for cooking and flambéeing things.  More info
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Distilled from the fermented pomace of Muscat grapes, this is a musky, grapey spirit with plenty of character.  More info
$67.45
From sunny Spain, the Cardenal Mendoza Solera Gran Reserva is aged using the Solera system, which they say produces a brandy with an average age of 15 years. We like to think there might have been a...  More info
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Asbach Uralt
(70cl, 38%)
Asbach Uralt is a German grape brandy aged for up to 3 years in Limousin oak casks. Very fruity in character, tangy.

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Asbach Privatbrand 8 Year Old is a popular rich, spicy German brandy which has been matured in small French Limousin oak casks. The company has won many awards for their brandies, including a Gold at...  More info
$50.60
Doubly old Metaxa brandy, which has been made in Greece since 1888. This ceramic decanter was produced in the 1970s and it holds 40 year old Metaxa! Very rare and collectible indeed! It also comes...  More info
$201.35
Superb Spanish brandy from Cardenal Mendoza, Carta Real is aged for an average of 30 years in a solera system.  More info
$147.42
A delicious Spanish brandy from Sánchez Romate, created to the specifications of Jerez de la Frontera using a solera system of ageing.  More info
$65.20
Produced in Armenia, Ararat Akhtamar is a 10 year old brandy with a rich, fruity flavour. The brandy is made with a selection of wines and pure spring water.  More info
$48.10
There's a lot going on with the design of this 1960s bottling of Metaxa 5 Star from Greece. It's pretty intense, and as an antique brandy from over 40 years ago, it's pretty intently cool, that's for...  More info
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Made by the Yerevan Brandy Company, Nairi is a 20 year old grape brandy from the Ararat range. It is produced in Armenia.  More info
$112.89
Ararat 6 Year Old
(50cl, 40%)
A cracking Armenian Brandy.  More info
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Ararat Vaspurakan is an Armenian brandy produced by the Yerevan Brandy Company. It is aged for 10 years and has a sweet, complex flavour.  More info
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Asbach Uralt - 1960s
(100cl, 38%)
A 1960s bottling of Asbach Uralt German grape brandy complete with full packaging! Recently, the product was renamed "Asbach Original 3 Year Old", presumably seen as a more internationally friendly...  More info
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Made by the Yerevan Brandy Company, Ararat 3 Star is a 3 year old grape brandy from Armenia.  More info
$35.99
This is a very rare grape brandy from Italy, distilled in the 1960s. It was made by the Sarti company and it comes in superb packaging.  More info
$161.08
Ararat 5 Year Old
(50cl, 40%)
Aged for 5 years, this is a delicious grape brandy from Yerevan's Ararat range. It was made in Armenia with select wines and pure spring water.  More info
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If you look closely on this 1940s(!) bottle of Sarti 3 Valletti Brandy, you can see another, smaller bottle of Sarti 3 Valletti Brandy. Presumably, if you look even closer at that bottle, you will see...  More info
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Baron de Beaupré Napoleon is a great value for money grape brandy. Perfect for culinary use.  More info
$21.80
A French brandy from Deauville.  More info
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A magnum bottle of Finest Pale Brandy from Deauville.  More info
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Distilled from the Pomace of grapes grown in Provence, and named for Le Garlaban, a mountain that shields the Aubagne Valley from The Mistral. This is aged for 3 years in oak.  More info
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