27 Oct Brandy vs Cognac: What are the Differences?

You’re likely familiar with the taste of both brandy and cognac, even if you don’t think so. The likelihood is, however, that you don’t know one from the other. So, let’s be clear: brandy and cognac, while sharing certain similarities i.e. they’re both pungent, smooth, silk, and traditionally refined spirits made from distilling wine, aren’t […]

12 Oct 10 Best American Brandies – Part 2

In part 1, we covered the first four brandies on our list of the finest American brandies, so now it’s time forthe remaining six that you should definitely try or, at the very least, know of. Germain-Robin Alembic Brandy One-Time Blend No. 25, $75 (Germain-Robin, CA) You’ll definitely want to try this splendid limited edition. […]

05 Oct 10 Best American Brandies – Part 1

When you hear the words “American spirit”, you most likely find yourself thinking about your last glass of whisky. But brandy, that other American brown spirit, is often under-appreciated. Most accounts say that brandy was the original American distilled spirit, in fact. It’s made with pears, peaches, and apples that grew in the colonies. It […]