About Flavored Eau-de-Vie

About Flavored Eau-de-Vie
Eau-de-vie ("water of life") is the default term in French for spirits in general, and specifically for colorless fruit brandy, particularly from regions of France, Germany and the US.

Top Picks for Flavored Eau-de-Vie

Magnotta Distillery Grape Barrel Aged Eau de Vie
91 points
Golden color. Aromas of coconut macaroon, caramelized nuts, and banana cream pie with a silky, fruity-yet-dry medium body and a warming, nut, mineral, fig, peach, and pepper finish. Very nicely balanced and rather high-rye bourbon-like from the barrel aging, mix accordingly.
91 points $29.95
Union Jake’s Honey Brandy
86 points
Clear. Aromas of toasted pound cake, frosted wheat cereal, and honey buttered nut with a soft, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a whipped cream, nougat, dried pear and white pepper finish. Interesting. Try in off the wall cocktails.
Magnotta Distillery Chardonnay Eau de Vie
84 points
Clear. Aromas of cream, apple tart, and grape skin with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a warming plantain, pepper, pear, and mineral finish. A solid digestif.
84 points $34.95
Magnotta Distillery Grape Eau de Vie
81 points
Clear. Bold aromas of lime Pez, baby aspirin, overripe apples, chalk eraser, and reeds with a soft, dryish light body and a pear skin, cream, and mineral oil finish. A bit vague and clumsy for an eau-de-vie, more of a light grappa.
81 points $29.95