One of my favorites. Never disappoints. Always consistent flavor.
Korbel California Brandy
Brandy /40% ABV / California, United States
- California, United States
Since 1889, our Sonoma County winery has been producing award-winning California brandy. Handcrafted in small batches at our artisan distillery using only the finest California grapes, Korbel Brandy is masterfully aged to perfection in premium oak barrels – fire charred and mellowed to achieve a golden amber color, rich butterscotch aroma, and extra smooth taste.View all products by KorbelCalifornia Residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING
BrendaVerified BuyerNov 15 2021Verified Buyer MeghanVerified BuyerJul 22 2021Verified Buyer
I grew up in Wisconsin, Land of the Brandy Old Fashioned, and nothing except Korbel will do.
Barbara L.Verified BuyerApr 11 2021Verified Buyer
Very nice, smooth
TOBORE A.Verified BuyerJan 7 2021Verified Buyer
Proper Brandy taste. Enjoyable.
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JudithVerified BuyerMay 23 2019Verified Buyer
This is my go to brandy and I keep it in my house all the time. Great for sipping, very smooth and full bodied.
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.