brandy Introduction Brandy, a much abused term whose proper meaning is grape-based spirit, of which the most noble and most famous forms are cognac and armagnac from south west France. Despite its etymologically vinous origins (see brandewijn ), however, brandy can be made from a wide variety of fruits, as in peach brandy, apricot brandy, and apple brandy (of which the calvados of Normandy is the most famous). In the 1970s and 1980s some distillers played the name false, however, by using the term for any distilled spirit,...
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