An alcoholic beverage or spirit produced by distilling wine, brandy can also be made from pomace or fermented fruit mash other than exclusively grapes. They are placed in wooden casks to mature, which results in the colour to deepen to natural golden, amber or brown in colour. Depth and character of nose and finish are also developed as it ages. Brandies are found across various winemaking regions of the world, and share common ratings of VS, VSOP, XO or Vintage depending on how long they are stored in a cask.
The average brandy contains between 35% to 60% alcohol by volume generally, and is typically consumed as an after-dinner digestif. While it is traditionally served neat, particularly older brandies, younger brandies can be added with other beverages and mixed into several popular cocktails. Discover the latest offerings of brandy products by various brands available in iShopChangi, Singapore’s online duty-free shopping.