Science of Brandy

Commercial distillation of brandy from wine originated in the 16th century. According to one story, a Dutch shipmaster began the practice by concentrating wine for shipment, intending to add water upon reaching home port, but the concentrated beverage immediately found acceptance. Brandy is a spirit produced by distilling wine. Brandy generally contains 35–60% alcohol by volume and is typically drunk as an after-dinner digesti

Mansion House

Mansion House is a very popular brandy brand in India. It has its headquarters in Mumbai and are more popular in the southern region. It had to be our next feature in the list of best brandy brands in India as it is quite reasonably priced. This brandy has smoky notes and its total sale in 2010 accounted for an increase of about 35.9% in comparison to the previous year.

Honey Bee

Belonging to United Spirits, Honey Bee is a smooth and rich brandy having honey which gives it a sweet taste. Its sale in 2010 was around 4.37 million which increased its sale by 21.4% as compared to the previous year. It is a great option to go for if you are looking for a brandy that has quality as well as affordability.

McDowell's No. 1

McDowell's No.1 tops the list of best brandy brands in India. It is an Indian brand of spirits comprising 3 categories - whisky, brandy and rum. McDowell's No.1 Brandy was the first McDowell's No.1 branded product and was launched in the 1960s. It has a high aroma and unmatched taste making it a highly popular label and has a market share of about 51% in India. McDowell's No.1 is the largest selling brandy in the world by volume.


Dreher brandy is amongst best brandy brands in India and has an amber color. It is preserved in the oak barrels for enriched quality. It is distilled and produced with cane sugar and natural vegetable extracts. This brandy has caramel notes and registered an overall growth of 1.4% in its sales since 2009.

Old Admiral

Old Admiral is a brand of RadicoKhaitan, a Delhi based brandy manufacturing company. It won a silver medal at Monde Selection 2008 (Belgium) for overall excellence. Being said as one of the best brandy brands in India, it has gained an amazing response and crossed the sale of 2.99 million cases in the single year count of 2010.


Hennessy is the king of all when it comes to brandy or cognac. It was founded by Richard Hennessy and is the highest selling cognac brand in the world. An absolute choice of high-class society, it has an unbeatable and toothsome flavor and elegant taste. Hennessy has Irish roots and first started production in the late 18th century.

Remy Martin

Founded in 1724, Remy Martin is a French firm that primarily produces and sells cognac. It is based in the city of Cognac and is one of the biggest cognac producers and best brandy brands in India. Remy Martin has a unique procedure - they age it for about 10 years up to 37 years maximum. It uses traditional distillation in small copper stills while aging takes place in oak barrels. There are many variants of Remy Martin including Remy Martin VSOP, Remy Martin CLUB, Remy Martin XO and Remy Martin V.