Brandy is a distilled wine spirit and a popular after-dinner drink. It can be aged or unaged and has a rich fragrance and flavor notes of caramel, fruit, vanilla, and spices.
Wine-producing countries all have their own unique brandy recipes. While you’ll get hints of sweetness, brandy’s high alcohol content overrides true sweetness.
If you’re looking for more fruit and sweet-forward brandy, flavored brandy is your best bet.
Read on to discover the best flavored brandy varieties.
E&J Peach Brandy
E&J Peach Brandy is a sweet and juicy flavored brandy that blends the company’s signature California brandy with peach liqueur. The vanilla and spice flavor notes from the brandy pair well with the sweet, peachy taste of the liqueur.
This delicious peach brandy is a complex and tasteful after-dinner drink that tastes like a bite of fresh peach.
Stella Rosa Honey Peach Brandy
This Italian-imported brandy uses small-batch production to ensure the highest quality flavors. Stella Rosa has over a century of experience making brandy and Italian wines, so this flavored brandy is one of my favorites.
As its name suggests, honey peach is a rich and sweet brandy with intense peach flavors from nose to finish.
Paul Masson Red Berry Brandy
Paul Masson makes Cognac-style brandy aged in oak barrels for an award-winning rich palate and an ultra-smooth finish. Paul Masson Red Berry Brandy blends all-natural ripe red berries with its smooth aged brandy, using caramel for a deep amber hue.
I love this flavored brandy because it has a delicate sweetness and pronounced berry flavor of brandy that works well in cocktails.
Laird's Apple Brandy
Laird and Company specialize in apple-flavored spirits, and they offer various types of apple brandies. Their signature Straight Apple Brandy is aged four years in charred oak barrels for a whopping 50% abv, which is nearly twice the alcohol content of most flavored brandies.
Nevertheless, Laird’s Apple Brandy is as smooth and flavorful as can be, with notes of baked apple and earthy wood.
Hiram Walker Apricot Brandy
This tasty American Brandy is both delicious and affordable. It utilizes numerous types of fresh apricots to infuse this brandy with the most intense fruit flavors. You’ll get apricot aromas and a sweet apricot palate.
This Apricot Brandy is sweet enough to sip on its own. I like to pair it with soda to add a refreshing finish.
Christian Brothers Honey Brandy
Christian Brothers brandy is a longstanding Kentucky brandy distiller and one of the most popular American brands. This Honey Brandy blends its signature brandy with fresh honey and orange peel for one of my favorite flavor palates. The sweet honey and citrus couldn’t be a better complement to the grape and vanilla flavor notes in the aged brandy.
Jacquin's Blackberry Brandy
Jacquin’s Blackberry Brandy is a luscious blend of rich, fruity blackberry liqueur and well-spiced brandy. The blackberry liqueur adds a velvety richness that gives this brandy a full-bodied mouth feel. You also get notes of chocolate at the finish. Chocolate and fruit make for the ultimate dessert spirit.
The best flavored brandy encompasses brandies from the old world and the new, all offering a wide range of sweet flavors using real fruit like peach, honey, and liqueurs.
Let me know which flavored brandy is your favorite in the comments below.
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