The Most Collected Brandies From Last Week

More users added these 10 brandies to their Collections than any others last week in Distiller!
Jun 15, 2020
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    10 Hine Rare VSOP Cognac
    90
    Sweet
    This VSOP from Hine is comprised of about 60% Grand Champagne and the remainder using Petite Champagne eaux-de-vie making this a Fine Champagne Cognac. The age for the cognac used in this blend range from 6-12 years with the average age being 8 years.
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    9 Macchu Pisco
    85
    Fruity & Tart
    Macchu Pisco is distilled in copper pot stills using only non-aromatic quebranta grapes. Aged for from 3 months to up to a year in non-wood containers before bottling. Approximately 10 pounds of grapes go into making each bottle of Macchu Pisco.
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    8 Pierre Ferrand Original Formula 1840 Cognac
    85
    Fruity & Floral
    Released in 2011,1840 Original Formula was created as a collaboration between Pierre Ferrand owner, Alexandre Gabriel, their cellar master, Christian Guerin, and cocktail historian, Dave Wondrich. Using a rare 19th century cognac, Pinet-Castillon Cognac from 1840 as a base, this product is designed to replicate what would have been used then in cocktails and punches. Its youthful fruity and floral character along with its higher proof for added oomph makes it stand out from other VS cognacs.
  • 7
    7 Rémy Martin XO Cognac
    80
    Spicy
    The cellar master for Rémy Martin blends up to 400 different eaux de vie to create this XO cognac. It features eaux de vie aged 10-37 years with an average of 25 years of maturation. This XO is a Fine Champagne with 85% of the product sourced from the Grande Champagne region, the highest cru in Cognac and the remainder hailing from Petite Champagne.
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    6 E & J VSOP Brandy
    74
    Fruity & Sweet
    The E & J in question are Ernest & Julio Gallo, the brothers who in 1933 founded their namesake winery, a giant still to this day in the world of wine-making. Their VSOP has no age statement (but is slightly older than their VS bottling). It is produced, bottled, and blended in California from a variety of grapes.
  • 5
    5 Courvoisier VS Cognac
    78
    Fruity & Sweet
    This expression is the youngest released from Courvoisier and uses eaux de vie that range in age from 4-7 years. The grapes are primarily sourced from the Fins Bois region with some Petite Champagne used as well.
  • 4
    4 Caravedo Pisco Mosto Verde
    91
    Rich & Earthy
    Each bottle of this Peruvian pisco is made from 18 lbs. of quebranta, Italia, torontel, and albillia grapes. As it is made in the mosto verde style, it is made from only partially fermented wine. It's distilled through German alambique and ancient falca stills to 86 proof. It's rested a minimum of one year with no additives, water, or sugar added.
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    3 Hennessy VS Cognac
    78
    Fruity & Sweet
    Yann Fillioux is the current Master Blender for Hennessy and in fact, the Fillioux family has been blending for Maison Hennessy for over 200 years. Hennessy VS was first introduced in 1865 by Maurice Hennessy, although the brand was known as "Three Star" rather than VS at the time.
  • 2
    2 Hennessy XO Cognac
    92
    Rich & Fruity
    Hennessy's XO first debuted in 1870, crafted by Maurice Hennessy for friends and family. The blend incorporates over 100 eaux-de-vie with ages up to 30 years. It's said to be the first XO ever released, with Hennessy dubbing that name himself. According to the brand, that's why the full name is technically Hennessy The Original X.O.
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    1 Rémy Martin 1738 Accord Royal Cognac
    90
    Fruity & Rich
    Dating back to 1724, Rémy Martin has a long and storied history in Cognac. This marque, 1738 Royal Accord, pays tribute to one of Rémy Martin's earliest accolades when the French King Louis XV bestowed a reward of excellence on the distillery. A blend of various eaux-de-vie, this Fine Champagne Cognac is a step up from Rémy's flagship VSOP.