French Brandy, a liquor that is the result of distilled wine, is a bold drink with many uses.
While its primary use is as a digestif after dinner, it is also tasty in mixed drinks or even as a culinary ingredient. France is known for its delicious brandies, including cognac.
Read on to learn about some of the best French Brandies you can taste.
Remy Martin Cognac Louis XIII
The Remy Martin Cognac Louis XIII is a balanced and delicious cognac worth adding to your liquor cabinet. It includes a balanced flavor rich in elements such as flowers, caramel, and aromatics. Plus, it also has a delightfully smooth texture. I love having a neat glass of this before bed.
Armagnac is a specific variety of French Brandy you can buy from several brands. This drink’s area of origin separates it from other brandies. To be called Armagnac, this drink must be from the Armagnac region of France. My favorite brands are Marie Duffau Napoleon, Castarede Armagnac VSOP, and Chateau de Lacquy XO 17 ans.
Courvoisier XO Royal
This French brandy has a harmonious flavor and delicious viscosity. It offers a delightful flavor that includes floral and culinary notes.
I love this brandy because it has the sweetness of brandy, balanced by tones of minerals and crispness. It is the kind of cognac that reveals new depths every time you try it.
Darvelle Freres Brandy VSOP
The Darvelle Freres Brandy is ideal if you enjoy sweet brandy with plenty of accompanying spicy flavors. While it is a great sipping brandy, I also adore mixing this brandy in other cocktails, using the sweetness to my advantage.
Pierre Ferrand 1840 Original Formula Cognac
I almost hesitate to add the Pierre Ferrand 1840 to this list because I want to keep its deliciousness all to myself.
A glass of this suits any mood since the flavor manages to be a balance between fruity and oaky. While this brand is ideal for making cocktails, it also stands up on its own as a sipping cognac.
Ciroc Brandy VS
Ciroc is a delightfully smooth brandy that contains flavors of oak and vanilla. One of the most notable qualities of this brandy is its deliciously smooth texture. I enjoy this brandy on its own, but cocktails are where it really shines.
Prunier offers several brandy options, including a VS, VSOP, and VSOP Grande Champagne. Everything I have had from this brand is delicious. Each product is unique, suiting a range of moods. The VS is great if you want a light and young cognac, while the VSOP Grande Champagne is deeper and more complex.
French brandy is a delightful beverage to help you wind down after a long day.
Complex and sumptuous, you can not go wrong with any of the brandy varieties on this list.
Leave a comment to let us know what you think of these French Brandies and if you have a favorite of your own.
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