Top 10 Brandy We Recommend for Beginners

The perfect brandies to try if you’re new to the liquor.

Brandy is a distilled spirit from fermented fruit juice – typically grapes. People have enjoyed brandy for centuries, and it comes in wide varieties, such as cognac, calvados, and pisco.

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If you’re new to drinking brandy, you may feel intimidated by the options and various aromatic and tasting notes.

But there are specific brandy options that are perfect for beginners because their notes are intriguing but not overly intense or overwhelming.

Here’s a list of the best brandy for beginners.


With so many brandy options available, from oaky and sweet to spicy yet balanced, there’s something for everyone.

I hope this list of the best brandy for beginners helps you get started with exploring the world of brandy.

If you’re a beginner and have some questions – or are reading this as a brandy aficionado and have some suggestions – please leave a comment below!

Please drink responsibly, be fully accountable with your alcohol consumption, and show others respect.

Written by Rocco

Rocco is a Florida State University alumnus with years of bartending and hospitality experience. From slinging hundreds of vodka sodas a night in jam-packed college bars to serving carefully crafted cocktails in upscale restaurants, there’s not much he hasn’t done behind a bar. Now, Rocco shares his knowledge and passion for all things alcohol-related here on My Bartender for bibulous readers everywhere to enjoy.

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