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Brandy is a distinct and classic liquor made by distilling wine, 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 or cognac brands to other more affordable but still popular varieties. So curl up in your smoking jacket, grab a cigar, and let's get serious about good brandy. Read up on the different kinds of brandys here, from the most popular to the obscure. 

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. Thus, brandy drinks and brandy liquors were born. 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 thing is for sure - thank goodness for those merchants!

Because of the complexity of the process, for each of the many famous brandy brands, the producer comes up with a brandy that tastes slightly different from any other. 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. Which of these top brandy brands do you prefer? Regardless of which brandy names suit you, 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. Some great Brandy makers are listed below, including both domestic and foreign brandies. From expensive brandies to affordable varieties, it's all here and open for voting. 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
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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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Metaxa is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Brandy Brands From Around the World, Ranked
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Camus 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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Armenian Brandy, Propscan Bran... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Brandy Brands From Around the World, Ranked
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Pierre Ferrand 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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A.E. Dor is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Brandy Brands From Around the World, Ranked

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

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Old Admiral 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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Kelt Tour Du Monde VSOP 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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Jean Fillioux 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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Delamain is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Brandy Brands From Around the World, Ranked

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Hardy Red Corner VS 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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Brillet is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Brandy Brands From Around the World, Ranked

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

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

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Dreher 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