About Clear Brandy

About Clear Brandy
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

Frísco Brandy
92 points
$35
Brilliant clear color. Fruity, floral aromas of sweet plantain, ripe cantaloupe, iris, aniseed, sandalwood, and grapefruit with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light body and a warming, captivating, medium-long violet, orange blossom, sour cherry preserve, eucalyptus, and kumquat finish. A vivacious and smooth clear brandy that seems a cousin to South America’s famous eau de vies.
Wayne Gretzky Spirited Wine Muscat Brandy
92 points
$23.50
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
Wayne Gretzky Spirited Wine Vidal Blanc Brandy
86 points
$23.50
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