Brandy, in general, refers to any kind of distilled spirit made from fermented fruit juice
The fruit in question is often grapes (see: Wine
), but there are a number of Brandies based on apples, pears and other sweet fruits
While most brandies are Wine-based—Spanish Brandy
and Armenian Brandy
are good examples—don't count fruit brandies out. They've got a few tasty surprises up their sleeve.