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

Frísco Brandy
92 points
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.
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.
E&J Distillers VS Brandy
88 points
Golden amber color. Candied aromas of bubble gum, root beer, pear jellies, chocolate chip muffin, paraffin, and honey with a round, vibrant, off-dry medium body and a warming, stimulating, medium-length rainbow sherbet, creme Anglaise with nutmeg, juicy fruit gum, and clove finish. A round and very fruity brandy that will be a real crowd pleaser.
Awards: 2018 Best Dark Brandy
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
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 VSOP Brandy
85 points
Bronze color. Aromas and flavors of pistachio gelato, cola float, praline, and vanillin with a round, crisp, off-dry medium body and a medium-length peaches in cream and salted mixed nuts finish. A vividly fruity brandy that a nice choice for mixed drinks or Wisconsin Old Fashioneds.
E&J Distillers XO Brandy
85 points
Dark amber color. Creamy aromas of cola float, vanilla nougat, maple raisin, mixed melon salad, and white chocolate with a velvety, vibrant, off-dry medium body and a seamless, medium-length vanilla bean ice cream, candied orange peel, and caramel mocha latte finish. A vanilla bomb of a brandy that will be great mixed with cola or in sangrias.
E&J Distillers Peach Brandy
83 points
Golden amber color. Candied aromas and flavors of peach syrup candy, honey candies, and cream soda with a supple, vibrant, sweet light-to-medium body and a hot, medium-length lozenge finish. A peachy flavored brandy to spike punches and white sangrias.
E&J Distillers Apple Brandy
82 points
Golden amber color. Confected aromas of green apple candy with a satiny, tart, cloying light-to-medium body and a hot, brisk caramel apple lollipop finish. A wild, intense sour apple candy flavored brandy that might be nice in an apple martini.
Argonaut Speculator Brandy
82 points
Gold color. Grainy aromas and flavors of cherry handpie, overripe peach, red and black licorice, vanilla cream, dried figs and dates, and buttery blondie bar with a round, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a warming, medium-length molasses and caramel flan finish. A youthful brandy that will be at home in a Wisconsin Old Fashioned cocktail.