Brandy and Cognac are united by being both distillates of wine, but they have characteristics that deeply differentiate them.
The name Brandy comes from the Dutch word “brandewijn”, which means “burnt wine”. This liqueur comes from the juice, pulp or peel of a fruit and has an alcohol content of 40 degrees.
Its aging takes place in oak barrels and the classification follows the Hennessy method, which depends on its aging.
Cognac is a particular type of brandy, produced in the French region of Cognac, in the west of France. Subject to the supervision of the BNIC (Bureau National Interprofessionel du Cognac), it is produced with the Ugni Blanc grape, in addition to other grapes, such as Folle Blanche and Colombard, used only to a limited extent. It has a low alcohol content and good acidity. It is left to age from a minimum of 30 months up to a maximum of 10 years in oak barrels typical of the Limousin and Tronçais forests, thanks to which it obtains its typical amber color.
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