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Brandy is a distinct and classic liquor. Brandy is made by distilling wine and is generally considered a late evening or after dinner drink. Some consider brandy to be one of the truest forms of alcohol. There are many brandy types, from top shelf brandy brands to other, more affordable but still popular brandy brands. So curl up in your smoking jacket, grab a cigar, and let's get serious about good brandy.

Brandy was invented by accident in the 12th century when merchants concentrated wine for easier transportation with the intent of re-adding the water. However, they discovered that the concentration process improved the flavor. Some brandies are aged in wooden casks, but others use caramel coloring to imitate that process. The best brandy is a debatable distinction, but one this is for sure: thank goodness for those merchants!

Because of the complexity of the process, for each of the many brandy brands, the producer comes up with a brandy that tastes slightly different from any other's. However, there are only three major brandy types: The first is grape brandy, like Remy Martin, Hennessy, and Korbel. The second is fruit brandy, like Laird of Cusenier. The third and final type is pomace brandy, like Fairgoulette. Whichever of these top brandy brands you prefer, be sure to drink it out of a snifter, that's how the pros do it.

This list is to help determine which are the best tasting brandy liquor brands out there, through votes from the Ranker users. So what is the best brandy? Vote up your favorites and vote down the brandies that just miss the mark.
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Rémy Martin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Brandy Brands From Around the World, Ranked

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Hennessy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Brandy Brands From Around the World, Ranked

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Courvoisier is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Brandy Brands From Around the World, Ranked

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E&J is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Brandy Brands From Around the World, Ranked
E&J

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Paul Masson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Brandy Brands From Around the World, Ranked

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Martell is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Brandy Brands From Around the World, Ranked

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Honey Bee is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Brandy Brands From Around the World, Ranked

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Asbach Uralt is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Brandy Brands From Around the World, Ranked

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Camus is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Brandy Brands From Around the World, Ranked

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Metaxa is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Brandy Brands From Around the World, Ranked
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Mansion House is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Brandy Brands From Around the World, Ranked

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Korbel Champagne Cellars is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Brandy Brands From Around the World, Ranked

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McDowell's is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Brandy Brands From Around the World, Ranked

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Meukow is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Brandy Brands From Around the World, Ranked

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Christian Brothers is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Brandy Brands From Around the World, Ranked
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Alambic is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Brandy Brands From Around the World, Ranked

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Pierre Ferrand is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Brandy Brands From Around the World, Ranked

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A.E. Dor is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Brandy Brands From Around the World, Ranked

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Roullet is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Brandy Brands From Around the World, Ranked

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Armenian Brandy, Propscan Bran... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Brandy Brands From Around the World, Ranked
Martins Bunga added Armenian Brandy, Propscan Brandy Faktory Original Brandy of High-Quality spirit, which is aged at least 5 years and aged in Karabagh red oak original barrels. This is soft blended brandy, which is enriched with chocolate cream flavor, it has a seductive bouquet of ...

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Gautier is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Brandy Brands From Around the World, Ranked

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Brugerolle is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Brandy Brands From Around the World, Ranked

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Kelt Tour Du Monde VSOP is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Brandy Brands From Around the World, Ranked
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Kasser Laird is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Brandy Brands From Around the World, Ranked

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Pierre Croizet is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Brandy Brands From Around the World, Ranked

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Old Admiral is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Brandy Brands From Around the World, Ranked

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Cusenier is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Brandy Brands From Around the World, Ranked

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Castel Dajac is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Brandy Brands From Around the World, Ranked

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Hardy Red Corner VS is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Brandy Brands From Around the World, Ranked
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Ballantine's is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Brandy Brands From Around the World, Ranked
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Brillet is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Brandy Brands From Around the World, Ranked

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Bouju is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Brandy Brands From Around the World, Ranked

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Salignac is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Brandy Brands From Around the World, Ranked

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Delamain is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Brandy Brands From Around the World, Ranked

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Dudognon is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Brandy Brands From Around the World, Ranked

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Jean Fillioux is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Brandy Brands From Around the World, Ranked

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Dreher is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Brandy Brands From Around the World, Ranked

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Fish Eagle is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Brandy Brands From Around the World, Ranked

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Accolade Wines is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Brandy Brands From Around the World, Ranked

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Cornelius is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Brandy Brands From Around the World, Ranked

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Bartlett Spirits of Maine is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Brandy Brands From Around the World, Ranked