The 3 brandy making styles

The 3 brandy making styles

1. POTSTILL BRANDY - 100 % potstill

To be classified as potstill brandy. all 100% of the final blend must have been distilled in a copper potstill and aged for a minimum of three years in wooden barrells, without the addition of wine spirits. Potsill brandy is the fullest and richest of all three styles of brandy. mostly due to the concentrated aromas and tastes from the potstill.

2. BLENDED BRANDY- 30% potstill, 70% wine spirits(unmatured)

This blend combines both potstill and column still distillation. The final blend must contain atleast 30% potstill that has been matured for atleast three years and can contain upto 70% unmatured wine spirit. Blended brandies are very vibrant and flavourful, well suited for traditional mixed tall drinks.

3. VINTAGE BRANDY- 30% potstill, 70% wine spirits(matured)

This type of brandy must contain atleast 30% potstill brandy that has been matured for atleast 8years and can contain upto 70% wine spirtit that has been matured for the same length of time as the potstill.