About Eau de Vie and Fruit Brandies from USA

About Eau de Vie  and  Fruit Brandies 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

Eau de Vie and Fruit Brandies

Olde Tyme Spirits Apple Brandy Batch No. 01-21
86 points
$55
A nice spiced brandy with an apple essence and a tingling mouthfeel.
Black Dirt New York Apple Jack Brandy
85 points
$48
A heavily oaked Applejack to try in creative and tasty Wisconsin Old Fashioneds.