Let’s dive into our favourite liquor, brandy, and get straight into this list of the The Best Brandy Brands. Whether it’s the best brandy in India or its heartland, France, that you’re looking for, this list will certainly have something for everyone.
10. Remy Martin Cognac
Remy Martin is one of the most prominent cognac houses in France, and a well-known name in the world of brandy. Despite being from France, this brandy has been produced by American company Pernod Ricard since 2001.
Remy Martin’s flagship product is called Rémy Martin Louis XIII, which carries with it an expensive price tag that matches its luxury taste profile perfectly – around $2,000 per bottle. You can also find a variety of other Remy Martin brandies in liquor stores, including Rémy Martin VSOP and XO.
9. Hennessy Cognac
Hennessy is another brandy staple that has been produced since 1765, making it one of the oldest distilleries in France (behind only Courvoisier). This French company’s main product is called Hennessy V.S., which comes with a pretty reasonable $55 price tag per bottle if you’re trying to stick to your budget.
Hennessy also produces an entire line of different cognacs and special releases such as their Extra Old Reserve Cognac or Antique Collection Cognacs which come with extra fancy names for those looking for something more unique than your average cognac. For instance, you can buy bottles from the “Cigar Selection” line that are specially made to be paired with cigars – how thoughtful.
8. Martell Cognac
Martell is the oldest cognac distillery in France, having been founded back in 1715. This brand’s flagship product is called Martell VSOP, which comes with a price tag of around $45 per bottle. You can also find other varieties within their lineup including XO and 1858 – perfect for mixing or sipping on its own.
7. Remy Martin Cordon Bleu Cognac
Remy Martin Cordon Bleu is a special edition that has been blended from eaux-de-vies aged between 15 and 50 years old (the latter being quite rare). As a result, this cognac boasts notes of chocolate, vanilla and even coffee along with its signature caramel taste thanks to the extended aging process it underwent before blending. It’s hard not to drink this stuff straight out of the bottle once you start trying it.
Like all Remy Martin products mentioned, this bottle will cost you around $2K but there are plenty out there who consider it well worth the money spent due to its rich flavour profile that makes for an excellent drink when paired with dessert after dinner.
6. Giffard Vins Fins de France Eau de Vie
This is another brandy that has been produced in France since the mid-1800s. Giffard Vins Fins de France Eau de Vie comes with a unique flavour profile due to its aging process, which involves extra distillation and filtering before being bottled. This makes for a complex beverage that changes character every time you taste it. It’s also reasonably priced at around $50 per bottle.
5. William Larue Weller
William Larue Weller is an artisanal bourbon whiskey made by the Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort, Kentucky – known as one of the best producers of whiskey in America today.
This single barrel bourbon was first distilled back in 2008 after undergoing 15 years of maturation and then again spending 2 more years maturing in charred barrels before bottling began; this double aging process gives the finished product notes of vanilla, spices and caramel with hints of dried fruit on top to create one smooth finish you won’t forget anytime soon.
You can pick up a bottle from this limited edition collection starting from $99 USD until supplies run out… so grab yours while you still can if interested.
4. BarSol Pisco Puro Anejo XO
This Peruvian pisco brandy comes with a rather unique label design: there are actually two different bottles available – clear or brown (which look like regular vodka bottles). Both contain the same high quality liquor inside but it will cost you much less than other similarly aged spirits such as Cognac or whisky when purchased through Amazon ($14-$16) depending on which version you purchase – what could be better than saving money without having to compromise quality?
3. Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia (Brandy)
Tenuta San Guido Brandy is an Italian beverage produced using grapes harvested during their ripest season then left to dry naturally under direct sunlight for about 30 days prior to fermentation over winter months followed by additional winemaking steps including filtration several times over before bottling takes place early October each year.
The result: some seriously delicious brandy that sells for about $200 USD per bottle making it one helluva expensive little number but still worth checking out just once even if only once. Our recommendation: sip this stuff straight instead of mixing it or drinking casually – trust us here – your taste buds will thank us later . . . just make sure they’re not too sore afterwards though.
2. Rémy Martin Louis XIII Cognac Grande Champagne
Rémy Martin Louis XIII is a brandy from Rémy Martin’s luxury range that uses a blend of eaux-de-vie (distilled fruit juice) from the Grande Champagne region in France, which carries with it an extra quality and taste grade over standard Cognac. The average age on this particular cognac is 60 years old. You’ll find notes of wood, citrus fruits, caramel and vanilla among other flavors when you try it out.
1. Hennessy VS Cognac
Hennessy VS was actually one of the first liquers to be made by Hennessy back in 1765. A lot has changed since then though – today for example, they use grapes harvested from vineyards that are older than 100 years old. What makes this brand special is its ultra smooth finish – unlike many other brands who usually add some ‘bite’ to their product as a part of their flavor profile. It also won best French liqueur at the International Wine & Spirits Competition two times in 2004 and 2013 respectively.
That’s about it for our best brandy brands roundup. The number of brands can be overwhelming, especially if you’re just getting started in the world of booze and aren’t sure where to go first.