Celebrity Chef Pete Goffe-Wood cooks with brandy


Brandy is enjoyed in many forms – on its own in a brandy balloon, with a single ice-cube, with a mixer such as ginger ale or coke or in a cocktail with myriad ingredients.

 

Raise a toast on Brandy Alexander Day


Join the worldwide celebration of one of the most classic cocktails of all time – the Brandy Alexander. Wednesday, January 31 is International Brandy Alexander Day, and Distell premium brandy believes this a perfectly sound reason to raise a Brandy Alexander to toast, if nothing else, the only cocktail to have a day officially named in its honour.

 

What Exactly Are Craft Spirits?


With the recent explosion of premium Gin on the spirits scene, we take a look at what exactly it is, and what else you should be trying.

 

How to make your own Peach Brandy


Peach brandy is basically a mixture of fruit and sugar. When left alone for a while, it will ferment and produce a peach flavored alcoholic liquid.

 

How To Make Fig Brandy


When fresh figs are ripe and rich with honeyed flavour, spend just a few minutes in the kitchen to prepare for the holiday season ahead. Use inexpensive brandy. After a month, the liquid transforms to a syrupy, sweet sip, sensational with a cookie or a bit of cheese. There’s a bonus, too. The figs will be infused with the citrusy, herbal brandy, ready to slice thin and serve over ice cream or match slim wedges with creamy blue cheese.

 

A New Dawn for Brandy


A global awakening of interest in craft distilled spirits is drastically changing the landscape for brandy, one of the oldest and most noble of them all.

 

Bake a Boozy Holiday Bread


Bump up the holiday spirits with this ultra boozy bread. It’s the holiday season, which means it’s time to kick back, relax and make merry. 

 

Surprising facts about South African Brandy


I had the privilege of joining the South African Brandy Foundation for a luncheon this week at 54 on Bath Hotel and I left there with a much deeper understanding of this fine spirit and a need to learn much more.

 

Millennials are all about brown liquor and brands are taking notice


The days of a variety of flavored vodkas appear to be in the past. Today, millennials are seeking out elegant brown liquors.

 

Estate Brandy Pioneer Backsberg Wins Veritas Gold for 10yr Old Brandy


A Gold medal at the prestigious Veritas Wine Awards is apt recognition for Backsberg Estate Cellars in the year in which this eminent Paarl wine farm celebrates its centenary year. The award went to the Backsberg Sydney Back Aged 10 Years Brandy.

 
 
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Neat, on the rocks or in a cocktail, Brandy will never disappoint. Discover all about this golden liquid and how to enjoy it to the fullest. Alcohol may be man’s worst enemy, but the bible says love your enemy.