About Flavored Brandy Liqueur

About Flavored Brandy Liqueur
Flavored Brandy Liqueurs are liqueurs using either Cognac or Brandy as a base and flavored mostly commonly with orange–like in the most famous example, Grand Marnier–or other flavorings such as vanilla or coffee and then sweetened with sugar. These should not be confused with Fruit-Flavored Brandies, which are grape Brandies that have been flavored with the extract of another fruit and are much drier.

Top Picks for Flavored Brandy Liqueur

Grand Marnier Quintessence Liqueur
98 points
Clear golden amber color. Aromas of fresh orange zest, allspice, eucalyptus, hibiscus, galangal, and lemongrass with a round, vibrant, moderately sweet medium body and a peppery, very complex, long dark chocolate dipped tangerine peel, persimmon, dried apricot, black tea, lime oil, nutmeg, and underripe pineapple finish. A knockout, musky orange liqueur with a warm, tropical edge and persistent, elegant flavors.
Awards: 2017 Top 3 Best Spirits, 2017 Best Liqueur
Gran Gala Orange Brandy Liqueur
94 points
Best Buy
Minutely hazy golden amber color. Aromas of tropical oranges, polished fine furniture, orange sponge cakes, and steen’s syrup with a round, crisp, very sweet full body and a smooth, intriguing, medium-long cinnamon sticks, caramel, potpourri, and honey finish. A smooth and dreamy liqueur for any cocktail or on the rocks; try with cigars.
94 points $19.99 Best Buy
Merlet Soeurs Cerises Cherry Brandy Liqueur
94 points
Dark garnet color. Fruity, earthy aromas and flavors of perfect sour cherries, forest, sunflower, and warm spices with a round, lively, moderately sweet medium body and a graceful, interesting, medium-long hint of coffee finish. A bright, delicious and pure cherry liqueur reminiscent of a homemade visnovka; a fantastic European-style cherry liqueur.
Grand Marnier Cordon Rouge Liqueur
94 points
Bright amber color. Spicy aromas of dried apples, rice pudding, ginger, and orange marmalade with a syrupy, lively, sweet medium body and a peppery, captivating, medium-length pumpkin tart, burnt sugar, nutmeg, hot cinnamon, and ginseng-mint finish. A spicy, complex liqueur that will find its place in a multitude of craft cocktails.
94 points $39.99
Grand Marnier Signature Collection Raspberry Peach Liqueur
92 points
Clear gold color. Sweet aromas of Turkish delight, sweet peach syrup, shortbread cookie, spiced raisin cake, and candied orange peel with a round, crisp, fruity sweet medium body and a warming, layered, medium-long flamed orange, honeysuckle, marmalade, candied ginger, and peppercorns finish. A rich and nuanced liqueur on the dry side that will light up everything from sidecars to margaritas; try it on the rocks.
92 points $39.99
Merlet C2 Citrus & Cognac Liqueur
92 points
Gold color. Lively, fruity, toasty aromas of baked orange, caramelized pecans, and dried fruits with a satiny, vibrant, moderately sweet medium body and a tingling, complex, medium-long vanilla, honey, and delicate brown spices finish. A delicious and nicely warming orange brand liqueur.
92 points $39.99
Grand Marnier Cuvèe du Centenaire Liqueur
91 points
Brilliant golden amber color. Aromas of dried apricot, sundried orange peels, dried berries, and black tea with a syrupy, crisp, very sweet medium-full body and a warming, subtle, medium-long warm spices, juniper, almond brittle, and marmalade finish. A complex liqueur for Cadillac margaritas or serving on the rocks with cigars.
91 points $199.99
Merlet C2 Cassis & Cognac Liqueur
91 points
Dark violet black color. Fruity aromas of mixed berries, praline, cocoa, and leather and rubber with a supple, crisp, sweet medium body and a warming, delightful, medium-long polished wood, dried citrus, chestnuts, and pepper finish. A solid berry liqueur for cocktails.
91 points $39.99
Grand Marnier Cuvée 1880 Liqueur
90 points
Clear dark amber color. Oaky aromas and flavors of cocoa powder-dusted dried fruits, vanilla, dried apricot, tobacco, chai tea, and toasty oak with a glycerous, vibrant, sweet medium-to-full body and a warming, interesting, medium-long melon, roasted apricot, dried grass, cherry pie, anise, and smoky leather finish. A sweet and rich liqueur that is a natural pairing for aged brandies, cigars, and special occasions.
90 points $349.99
Meukow Vanilla Cognac Liqueur
85 points
Pale light gold color. Delicate, spicy aromas of vanilla custard, spiced pears, and pepper with a satiny, soft, off-dry light-to-medium body and a warming, rapid nuts and earth finish. A mellow vanilla spirit for mixing.
85 points $21.99