Best Inexpensive World Brandy

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Kvint
3 Year Old Brandy
Medium amber color. Fruity, toasty aromas and flavors of salty roasted nuts, caramelized fruits, and leather with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, appealing, snappy mocha, spiced nuts, and sandalwood finish. A smooth and flavorful aged brandy that will be very versatile.
91 points $5.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
217204
Sarajishvili
VS Brandy
Brilliant amber color. Savory, umami aromas and flavors of salty nuts and olives, conditioned leather, raisins in balsamic, and brown butter with a supple, bright, dryish medium-to-full body and a tingling, intriguing, medium-length oak, browns spices, cola float with mocha gelato, and mossy earth finish. A woody, spicy brandy for cigars or cocktails.
91 points $20 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
206169
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
210238
Kvint
Divin 5 Year Old VSOP Brandy
Amber color. Bright, toasty, oaky aromas of dark roasted pecans and almonds, chocolate, logs on the fire, and leather with a silky, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a warming, amusing, medium-length mocha cream, honeyed dried fruits, and cedar finish with dusty leafy woody tannins and moderate oak. A lively, buoyant brandy with nice fruit and tingling warmth.
90 points $10 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
217845
Emperador
Brandy
Medium amber color. Aromas and flavors of caramelized nuts, tiramisu, honey butter, and mocha with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and an effortless, interesting, medium-length latte and tres leche cake, milk chocolate, delicate spices, and cola finish. A very tasty and inviting brandy that is sure to please.
89 points $14.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
210288
Romate
Brandy
Copper color. Rich, complex aromas of dark sautéed almonds, leather, and raisin bread pudding with a velvety, soft, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a warming, intriguing, medium-long nutskin, cedar, and cocoa finish with medium tannins and moderate oak. A wonderfully lively Spanish brandy that hits all of the right toasty, nutty notes.
89 points $14.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
206155
Alita
Brandy
Pale amber color. Aromas of caramelized stone fruits and nuts and mocha cream with a silky, fruity medium-to-full body and a peach tart a la mode, leather, and white toffee finish. Very nicely balanced oak accented flavors.
89 points $14.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
217808
E&J Distillers
XO Brandy
Dark amber color. Nutty, spicy aromas of praline, fruitcake, caramel, and brewer’s yeast and carnation with a silky, vibrant, fruity medium body and a warming, compelling, medium-length sassafras float, white toffee, orange spice cake, and peppercorns finish. A nice, smooth fruity brandy for fireside sipping or cocktails.
89 points $15.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
220533
E&J Distillers
VSOP Brandy
Bright amber color. Candied aromas of bubblegum, rose candies, salt water taffy, and ripe pear and pineapple jelly bean with a round, crisp, fruity medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-length butterscotch berry tart, vanilla bean gelato, and ginger gummies finish. A very fruity and inviting brandy for the midwestern palate.
88 points $12.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
220536
E&J Distillers
Peach Brandy
Amber color. Confected aromas of persimmon, peach liqueur, cereal box marshmallow, and fruit stripes gum with an oily, crisp, sweet medium-to-full body and a polished, breezy mint gummies and banana candy finish. A very sweet candy flavored brandy for first-timers; shootable.
87 points $12.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab