Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Brandy, An alcoholic liquor obtained by the distillation of wine. The taste and colour vary in brandies from different localities, owing to differences in the soil and methods of preparation. It generally contains from 45 to 55 per cent. of alcohol, in addition to which are small quantities of acetic acid, tannin, colouring matter, and volatile oils.