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Learn more about brandy

Looking for a special Brandy, Armagnac, Cognac, Calvados or Grappa, you'll find everything you're looking for from our wide selection.

The name ‘brandy’ comes from the Dutch word brandewijn which means ‘burnt wine’ and is a spirit which is produced by the distillation of wine. Whilst brandy is generally enjoyed neat or within cocktails, it also has medicinal, culinary and consumption purposes.

There are three types of brandy: Grape/Armagnac and Cognac (produced by the distillation of fermented grapes), Fruit/Calvados (distilled from other fruits such as apples and plums) and Pomace/Grappa (fermentation and distillation of the grape seeds and skins that remains after the grapes have been used)

Most common types of brandy are the French Cognac, Armagnac, and Calvados brandies, as well as the Greek Metaxa.

Fact:  Whilst France is seen as the main origin for brandy, Spain is also a well-known origin of many popular brandy products.