About Clear Brandy

Serve in a Copita
Clear brandy is a category that encompasses unaged grape brandies that do not fit in well-known classifications such as eau-de-vie, pisco, or slivovitz. These are often regional specialties like Rakia or Singani with a fruity character that is not diluted by wood aging. Most of these are meant for cocktails, like Pisco Sours, but the finest can be served neat.
Top Picks for Clear Brandy
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Wayne Gretzky
Spirited Wine Muscat Brandy
Clear color. Confected, tropical aromas of guava, mango, sweet pears, plantain, and grape runts with a velvety, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light body and a smooth, subtle, medium-long kaffir lime leaf, cherry pits, sweet ginger, lily, and chocolate genache finish. A flavor-packed brandy that will be superb in all manner of classic cocktails; a must-try.
92 points $23.50
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
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Domaine Boyar
Biserna Muscat
Clear. Floral aromas of white potpourri, frosting, and peach tart with a silky, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a creamy and clean, plum, grape, and mineral finish. Very nicely composed and attractive flavors.
91 points $20 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
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Kinsman
Handcrafted Premium Texas Rakia
Clear. Bold aromas suggest dried apricot, peach yogurt, and white chocolate pecans with a supple, fruity-yet-dry medium body and a tangy, dried mango and papaya, cashew fruit, and peppery spice finish. Different, fun, and flavorful; will be easy to mix with.
90 points $59.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
220990
Wayne Gretzky
Spirited Wine Vidal Blanc Brandy
Clear color. Fruity aromas of persimmon, ripe clementine, quince, and honeycrisp apple with a silky, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light body and a peppery, breezy pineapple coulis, mixed peppercorns, and lime peel finish. A fruity brandy for summer punches.
86 points $23.50
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab