About Dark Brandy

About Dark Brandy
Grape Brandy is Brandy distilled from fermented grape juice or crushed but not pressed grape pulp and skin. This spirit is aged in wooden casks (usually oak) which colors it, mellows the palate, and adds additional aromas and flavors.

Top Picks for Dark Brandy

Asbach 15 Year Old Brandy
92 points
$89.99
Dark amber color. Aromas of chocolate-covered black licorice, caramelized apple, orange marmalade, allspice, turmeric, and nutmeg with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a sleek, delightful, medium-long wild strawberry, black tea, orange custard, and hint of olive brine finish. A tender and silky dark brandy with big notes of fruit and spice.
92 points $89.99
Vecchia Romagna Tre Botti Dark Brandy
88 points
$50
Bright amber color. Aromas of bananas flambé, ganache, honey-vanilla gelato, raisins, and tobacco with a chewy, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a sleek, captivating, medium-long orange peel and apple pie finish. A fuller-bodied, spicy Brandy with layers of oak and fruit.
Kvint XO Surprise 10 Year Aged Brandy
87 points
$29
Copper color. Aromas of cocoa powder, caramel cream, baklava, and Payday bar with a slightly chewy, vibrant, dryish light-to-medium body and a tingling, intricate, medium-long raisins, dried figs, spiced molasses cake, and cappuccino finish. Dreamy oak shines in this sippable Brandy.
E&J Distillers XO Extra Smooth Brandy
85 points
$10
Dark amber color. Aromas and flavors of cream soda, cinnamon rolls, spumoni, and rocky road ice cream with a satiny, crisp, fruity medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-long finish. A rich, chocolatey Brandy with lots of mixing possibilities.
Argonaut Saloon Strength Brandy
85 points
$28.99
Gold color. Aromas of pancakes, toasted hazelnut, brioche, and dried fruits with a satiny, bright, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, cheery vanilla pudding, spiced doughnuts, orange zest, and berry gummies finish. A mild and oak-centric brandy to add creamy character to brandy cocktails.
85 points $28.99
E&J Distillers VS Brandy
84 points
$10
Best Buy
Golden amber color. Fruity, confected aromas and flavors of rum raisin ice cream, green apple in caramel, cinnamon pastry, spumoni, and circus peanuts with a satiny, crisp, dryish light-to-medium body and a smooth, brisk finish. A fruity brandy for easy mixing.
84 points $10 Best Buy
E&J Distillers VSOP Superior Reserve Brandy
84 points
$10
Amber color. Aromas and flavors of toasted marshmallow, white chocolate, nougat, and cola with a satiny, bright, dryish light body and a tingling, delightful, medium-length finish that shows accents of vanilla syrup. A rich, vanilla-centric Brandy that is a great match to cola.
Argonaut Speculator Brandy
83 points
$38
Light gold color. Aromas and flavors of shortbread, vanilla creme, peach cobbler, plantain, and carnation with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a warming, captivating, medium-length finish revealing shades of chamomile, heirloom apple, and stroopwafel finish. An interesting, slightly herbal brandy that offers a light and elegant style.
Cremisan Wine Estates 35 Year Old Brandy
83 points
$100
Amber color. Aromas of caramel, spumoni, pear tart, and persimmon with a satiny, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a warming, rapid marigold, toasted coconut, and iced tea finish. A sweet and mixable brandy with rum-like flavors.
Argonaut Fat Thumb Brandy
81 points
$52.99
Light gold color. Aromas of buttered popcorn, cinnamon toast, dried apricot, apple skin, and parchment with a silky, bright, fruity light body and a tingling, short chocolate, berry jam, and hint of saffron finish. A milder brandy to try in a Wisconsin-style Old Fashioned.
81 points $52.99