Gift for my son
Paul Masson Grande Amber V.S.O.P Brandy
Brandy /40% ABV / Kentucky, United States
- Kentucky, United States
A picture of craft, VSOP is an ultimate blend of American brandy individually aged at least four years for full flavor and experience. Accessible yet refined, Paul Masson VSOP Brandy is the ideal choice for any drinker that desires moments of value and merit.View all products by Paul MassonCalifornia Residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING
Hallie De Sayles.Verified BuyerVerified Buyer MardyVerified BuyerVerified Buyer
The VSOP has been my choice ( very affordable) brandy for over 20 years. Paul Masson is consistent with quality, perfect to cook with, mix with Perrier on ice in summer, now.....if only availability in the 1.75 VSOP (in Ft. Collins) was as consistent as the brandy quality.... :-)
JohnVerified BuyerVerified Buyer
My go to. Love it. Good price
PatricaVerified BuyerVerified Buyer
The Brandy I mention here is a very smooth and delightful drink. You just need to drink a small portion of it to make you warm and toasty.
TimothyVerified BuyerVerified Buyer
Pretty good, will buy again.
DORISVerified BuyerVerified Buyer
Good for cooking also
SchumekaVerified BuyerVerified Buyer
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.