Types of Brandy?

Answer Sixteenth century Dutch traders explained brandy distillation as "burning" or "boiling" wine. The name "brandy" comes from this description, for the Danish word brandewijn means "burnt wine." Disti... Read More »

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Whats the difference between wine, beer, whisky, rum, brandy, gin, brandy & which is the best?

Wine is fermented, beer is brewed and spirits like whisky, rum, brandy and gin are usually distilled. Distilling is extremely dangerous so in most countries it is illegal to distill spirits withou... Read More »

What is cognac&brandy?

Brandy and Cognac are alcoholic distillates derived from the fermentation of grapes. Technically, "cognac" is brandy from the Cognac region, hence the name. Cognac is considered a higher-quality br... Read More »

Is Cognac the same as brandy?

No, Cognac and brandy are not the same. Cognac is a type of brandy that comes from the Cognac region of France, from which it gets its name. Brandy is a more general term for distilled, aged wines ... Read More »

What does gin, brandy, and rum taste like?

Best way to know is try them for yourself. Gin has a green flavour from the juniper berries and is a bit bitter. Brandy is a warm and little sweet (very little) intense fruit but with more harsh al... Read More »