Allen's Ginger Brandy 100
Brandy /50% ABV / Massachusetts, United States
- Massachusetts, United States
- Liquor Flavor
Since 1933, Allen’s has been producing a full line of quality Cordials, Schnapps, and Flavored Brandies using the finest All Natural Flavors sourced from around the world to give the Allen’s line the quality your customers demand. Each of our Flavored Brandies burst with the rich taste and aromas found in products costing twice as much. The remarkable fresh Flavors of our Allen’s Flavored Brandies make them the perfect mixers for your favorite drink recipes. Allen’s invites you to mix, sip, and savor.View all products by Allen'sCalifornia Residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING
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Brandy is predominantly sweet and fruity, generally between 40-50% ABV and often aged for several years before its final blending and bottling.
Some more regulated types of brandy, including Cognac and Armagnac, are required to age for a minimum amount of time in oak barrels, though most distillers opt to age their brandies for significantly longer, which improves the quality and undoubtedly raises the price per bottle. On the whole, brandies are aged between three to five years, though some premium varieties surpass 10 years or more.
Besides apples and grapes, other popular fruits employed in brandy making include plums, cherries, peaches, apricots and pears; it’s a truly varied liquor depending on the geography and the culture where it’s crafted.
Aging brandy in charred oak barrels helps further develop its complex flavors, as well as the final blending process by which water and other brandies are balanced and combined.
Keeping the brandy a bit warmer or adding a little water can further develop the aromas and overall flavor.
Brandy is a popular ingredient in fruit-based cocktails as well, like colorful sangrias and zesty sidecars; because of its sweetness, brandy tends to appear in dessert recipes, often soaked with coffee in delicacies like tiramisu.