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
$899
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
$19.99
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
$30
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 finish with accents of 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
$39.99
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
$39.99
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
Grand Marnier Cuvèe du Centenaire Liqueur
91 points
$199.99
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
Grand Marnier Cuvée 1880 Liqueur
90 points
$349.99
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 finish with nuances of 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