Brandies of the World, September 2016, by Lee Bullock
Brandy, derived from the Dutch word brandewijn “burnt wine”, is a spirit made from fermented fruit juice that is distilled and aged in oak barrels. While most brandy is made from grapes, brandy is also produced from a variety of fruits such as apple or pear. These are typically named eau-de-vie, French for “water of life.”
I selected Brandies from different countries to highlight the varieties of “standard” Brandies available and see how they varied from country to country.
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