Brandy divides people. Some people love it. Some people would prefer to have a glass of scotch instead. But why should this matter? Brandies have their own unique qualities while scotch whiskies also have their own. They aren’t even made from the same ingredients so some people might say it would be like comparing apples and oranges. Regardless, brandies have good sides and bad sides you have to be aware of.
If you still haven’t made up your mind about brandies and scotches, you can always give both a try. However, let it be known that there are proper ways to enjoy a brandy drink and a scotch. So make sure you familiarize yourself first with these means so you don’t end up wasting a glass. It would be such a shame to be given a glass of good brandy just to waste it away. Properly drink brandies and you get to enjoy their flavors fully, heightening your experience of the drink. If there’s any downside to enjoying brandies, it would be this: that you have to have it at a certain way. Sure, you can use it in cocktails as you would any spirit, but you still habe to have it in its virgin form to be able to truly get a taste of the best brandy experience. And you have to have it warm first, as this is the traditional way of drinking brandies. The flavour of brandies changes as they are chilled so you won’t be able to experience what brandies are supposed to deliver.
Apart from the strict methods of drinking, brandies are actually quite pleasant. Made from distilled wines, brandy is processed in a slow and gentle manner to bring out its flavors. It is traditionally aged in oak casks and is as varied as there are many wines out there. In addition, brandies actually have health benefits as they are high in antioxidants and give you your recommended daily dose of vitamin C. Keeping sickness away with brandies–now that’s something.