The name ‘brandy’ comes from the dutch word brandewijn which means ‘burnt wine’ and is a spirit which is produced by the distillation of wine. Has medicinal, culinary and consumation purposes but is generally drunk neat or used in the production of popular cocktails.

Three types of brandy: Grape/Armagnac and Cognac (produced by the distilation of fermented grapes), Fruit/Calvados (distilled from other fruits such as apples and plums) and Pomace/Grappa (fermentation and distilation of the grape seeds and skins that remains after the grapes have been used).