Brandy gets its name from the Dutch word brandewijn meaning burned wine and is liquor usually distilled from wine although other fermented fruit juices can be used. The 3 main types of brandy are grape brandy made from fermented grapes, fruit brandies often made using fruits including pear, apricot and blackberry and pomace brandies made from the skins, stems and seeds of grapes that are being distilled for wine. Brandy varies in flavour from slightly dry through to sweet and is enjoyed neat and in various cocktails.
Superb quality brandy from well-loved producer, Osborne, the chaps behind 103 Brandy and Osborne Veterano. Made in Jerez with a blend of 100% Airen grapes, the Magno is aged in a Solera system of American oak casks which have been seasoned with Sherry. Lots of rich, plummy notes with touches of hazelnut, citrus, vanilla and honey.