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Oddbins Brandy Selection

Brandy comes from the Dutch word ‘brandewijn’ – meaning ‘burnt wine’ – but this has ‘owt to do with the flavours you’ll find in present day brandy, fear not. The term brandy is a collective name for distilled wines such as Cognac and Armagnac and the base ingredient is usually grapes, but exceptions include Calvados, which is made from distilled apples. Cognac and Armagnac are to brandy what Champagne is to sparkling wine – in order to merit the title ‘Cognac’ or ‘Armagnac’, they must adhere to the exacting standards of that appellation. Long story short, it means they are good quality.

If it sounds a bit fuddy duddy-y, that’s as may be, but because the results are delicious! Typically drunk neat at room temperature, brandy is a marvellous digestif. Classy and elegant and a timeless spirit, it’s the perfect toast for special occasions and never fails to bring an atmosphere of glorious satisfaction. Plus you get to use a fancy snifter glass (also known as balloon glass) – which, let’s face it, is pretty fun. Oh, and another thing, if you’re going properly Colombo, then it’s a must-have with your Cuban cigar. And rain coat.

  • Rémy Martin Mature Cask VSOP

    £40.75

    £40.75


    A characterful, fruity expression of Remy Martin, the Mature Cask VSOP is a delightful Cognac with an abundance of nectarine and honey.

  • Carlos 1 Solera Gran Reserva XO Brandy

    £34.00

    £34.00



    This is Osborne's premium spirit and their crowning achievement.

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  1. Baron De Sigognac 20 Year Old Brandy 70cl

    Baron de Sigognac 20 Year Old

    £70.00

    £70.00

    The Guasch family has experience of making Cognanc that dates back as far back as the 12th century and their vineyards of Ugni Blanc and Baceo are dedicated exclusively to producing Bas Armagnac.

  2. Baron De Signognac VS Armagnac 70cl Spirit

    Baron de Sigognac VS Armagnac

    Now £28.00

    Was £33.00

    £28.00

    This entry-level Armagnac, from the premier region of the Bas Armagnac, was aged for over two years in oak and boasts a nose of crème caramel, which leads onto a palate of juicy orchard fruits and a hint of warm spices. If you're looking for good value Armagnac, this is it!

  3. Baron De Signognac VSOP Armagnac 70cl Brandy

    Baron de Sigognac VSOP Armagnac

    £36.00

    £36.00

    This is a judiciously made, balanced Armagnac from the heart of the Bas Armagnac region, that has developed a raft of heady floral and plum-like flavours, underpinned by soft, warm vanilla notes from its six months in new oak and seven years in old oak.

  4. Bernery VSOP Calvados 70cl Brandy

    Berneroy VSOP Calvados

    £33.50

    £33.50

    Calvados has been produced in Normandy for over five centuries and Berneroy's Master Blender employs time-honoured methods of production.

    Their Calvados VSOP is rich and full-bodied with ripe apple flavours and notes of vanilla oak. Dark copper gold in colour, with copper highlights, it has ample fruit, with lovely woodiness, yet is still light and fresh.

  5. Carlos 1 Solera Gran Reserva Brandy

    Carlos 1 Solera Gran Reserva XO Brandy

    £34.00

    £34.00

    Carlos 1 Solera Gran Reserva Brandy is a richly complex brandy that expresses vanilla and pastry oak notes plus butterscotch and almond flavours.

    Aged in amontillado and oloroso sherry casks to give a rounded texture, dried fruit and liquorice flavour. This is Osborne's premium spirit and their crowning achievement.

  6. Courvoiser VS Cognac Brandy 70cl

    Courvoisier VS Cognac

    £28.50

    £28.50

    Courvoisier has a music pedigree like no other and has been notably enjoyed by Busta Rhymes in his 2002 song Pass the Courvoisier, Part II, and by Fleetwood Mac's Stevie Nicks, who claimed that Courvoisier made for an 'excellent singing potion'. Alter Ego: Steve Lamacq; a hero of the music world, that speaks in warm, soothing tones. We'll raise a glass to that.

  7. Louis Royer VSOP Cognac

    Louis Royer VSOP Cognac

    £52.50

    £52.50

    Louis Royer is a prestigious Cognac house that is into its fifth generation of family expertise, producing Cognac for over 150 years. With the VSOP (Very Superior Old Pale), the Master Blender has created something of a masterpiece.

    Made from a blend of eaux-de-vies (contributing Cognacs to the blend) coming from the noblest crus, this is a symphony of ever-revealing fruity and woody notes.

  8. Louis Royer XO Cognac Brandy 70cl

    Louis Royer XO Cognac

    £145.00

    £145.00

    Louis Royer is a prestigious if little-known Cognac house that is into its fifth generation of family expertise. With the XO ('Extra Old'), the Master Blender has created something of a masterpiece.

    Made from a blend of eaux-de-vies (contributing Cognacs to the blend), many of which are far older than the minimum six years required for XO, this is a symphony of ever-revealing floral, fruity, spicy and woody notes.

  9. Remy Martin 1738 Cognac

    Rémy Martin 1738 Accord Royal Cognac

    £66.00

    £66.00

    Rémy Martin 1738 Cognac sits between their VSOP and XO. It is named in honour of the Accord Royal granted by King Louis XV to Rémy Martin in 1738, allowing the firm to use his land to plant vines. Behind the regal appearance is rich yet mellow flavours which offer a smooth and well balanced palate.

  10. Remy Martin Centaur De Dimant 70cl

    Rémy Martin Centaure De Diamant

    £925.00

    £925.00

    Impeccably presented in a diamond-shaped decanter, this is a unique Cognac and the pinnacle of the Rémy Martin range.

    Pierrette Trichet, Rémy Martin's Cellar Master, has crafted this exquisite masterpiece from eaux-de-vie from the most prized vineyards of Cognac. These eaux-de-vie, from Grande Champagne and Petite Champagne, offer considerable ageing potential and, in the case of Centaure de Diamant, are aged for between 20 and 50 years.

  11. Remy Martin XO Cognac Brandy 70cl

    Rémy Martin XO Cognac Fine Champagne

    £125.00

    £125.00

    Going since 1724, Rémy Martin are one of the most respected names in Cognac and their XO is a sumptuous blend of opulent aromas and velvet textures. Rémy Martin XO Excellence is composed of eaux-de-vie coming exclusively from the most sought-after vineyards of Cognac: Grande Champagne (85%) and Petite Champagne (15%). These eaux-de-vie offer exceptional ageing potential and those used were all aged for between 10 and 37 years. Fiery mahogany in colour, it has ripe notes of figs and candied orange, toasty hazelnuts and touches of jasmine.

  12. Soberano 5 Spanish Brandy

    Soberano 5 Spanish Brandy

    £19.75

    £19.75

    A smooth, mellow brandy made by the famous spanish producer Gonzalez Byass. Soberano 5 has been matured in American oak casks that give it a delicate flavour and aroma. This is a versatile spirit that can be enjoyed on its own, on ice or mixed with your favourite soft drink.

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