About World Brandy from USA

About World Brandy from USA
The spirit industry in America is much like the beer industry; some large corporate distillers turning out good quality vodka, gin and whisky along with a growing number of artisan producers of these same products. In large cities such as Chicago and San Francisco, small distilleries turn out superb spirits, many of them organically produced. Vodkas and gins are most common, but there are even a few examples of single malt whiskey. This is certainly an encouraging alternative to the commercially produced spirits in the US, but the truth is that these artisan spirits are a drop in the bucket next to the huge amount of vodkas, gins and whiskeys made by the large companies and are sold in huge numbers; given the promotional money spent by these firms. But the new competition is a bright sign at least in terms of some of the famous whiskey producers that have recently introduced specialty bourbons, aged for a dozen or more years, many of them single barrel products. They are responding to a public looking for more high quality American spirits. The success of these products is a great thing for the American sprits industry.

Top Picks for USA

World Brandy

Wollersheim Distillery 1876 Press House Brandy
90 points
Medium gold color. Earthy aromas and flavors of leather, polished cedar, and dry raisin toast with a soft, crisp, dry light-to-medium body and a warming, compelling, medium-long dried citrus and herbs, straw and tobacco, and vanilla finish. A very interesting dry, rustic, and woody brandy reminiscent of an old Armagnac.
Kinsman Handcrafted Premium Texas Rakia
90 points
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
Kohler Dark Chocolate Brandy
88 points
Dark amber color. Confected aromas and flavors of chocolate berry nut bar and cocoa powder with a silky, soft, off-dry medium body and a tingling, appealing, medium-length creamy chocolate mousse and delicate spices finish. A nice chocolate flavored brandy that will be fun to mix with, or try on ice cream.
Awards: 2017 Best Flavored Brandy
88 points $34.99
E&J Distillers XO Brandy
87 points
Medium dark amber color. Confected aromas of cream soda, vanilla fudge, red licorice, and brownie batter with a satiny, bright, fruity medium body and a tingling, breezy finish. All manner of confection collides in this aromatic brandy.
87 points $15.99
Kohler Chocolate Mint Brandy
87 points
Rich dark amber color. Minty, inviting aromas of chocolate frango mint and hint of fruit cake and molasses cookie with a silky, soft, off-dry light-to-medium body and a tingling, stimulating, medium-length chocolate milk, cooling peppermint candy cane, and hint of resiny hops finish. A fun chocolate mint brandy, after-dinner sipper.
87 points $34.99
E&J Distillers VS Brandy
86 points
Best Buy
Medium amber color. Fruity, sweet aromas and flavors of ripe nectarine, crisp apple, and bubblegum with a velvety, crisp, fruity medium body and a medium-length suede and caramel finish. A hugely fruity and crowd-pleasing brandy.
86 points $9.99 Best Buy
E&J Distillers VSOP Brandy
86 points
Best Buy
Medium copper color. Fruity, sweet aromas and flavors of vanilla bean, cotton candy, pear drop, clove, and banana taffy with a velvety, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a medium-length pay day bar, cream soda, maple syrup, and brownie finish. A Wisconsin supper club of a brandy.
86 points $12.99 Best Buy
E&J Distillers Peach Brandy
84 points
Golden amber color. Jammy aromas of grilled peaches and apricot jam with an oily, bright, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and an effortless, brisk dried apricot and toasted baguette finish. A fruity brandy to simplify your mixed drink game.
84 points $12.99
E&J Distillers Apple Brandy
83 points
Golden amber color. Candied aromas of green apple candy with a glycerous, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, carefree oak chips and nutmeg finish. An intensely flavored brandy for easy mixed drinks.
83 points $12.99