Unlock the Richness of Organic Brandy from Harris Organic Wines

Our certified organic brandy is made in Australia from the brandy stills on our organic estate, in the Perth metropolitan wine region of Australia. Buy organic brandy online here.

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Our organic brandy is made in a pot still and the organic alcohols are made in a small column still. The fabulous ingredients are the best certified organic grapes from our organic vineyard and rainwater from above.

We dis-still organic grapes to make very smooth special organic brandy, which you can buy brandy online.

What is Australian brandy made from?

All Australian brandy and French organic cognacs are made from grapes unless they are marked as made from other fruits. At Harris Organic we use organic grapes to make Pisco and Eau de vie organic brandies. The organic grape wine is twice distilled from a preservative-free wine made especially from Pedro Ximenez and other organic grapes.  The higher alcohols in the brandy spirit are the largest group of volatile compounds found in brandy, giving them their distinctive aroma, flavour and primary characteristics.

Australian brandy is made from grape wine that has been distilled and then aged in oak barrels. The grapes used to make the wine can come from various wine-growing regions throughout Australia, but they are typically from warmer climates, such as the Swan Valley wine region.

The process of making brandy begins with the fermentation of grape juice to produce wine. This wine is then distilled to remove the water and increase the alcohol content. The resulting spirit is then aged in oak barrels, which can impart flavours and aromas such as vanilla, caramel, and spice.

To be considered "Australian brandy," the spirit must meet certain legal requirements, including being aged in oak barrels for a minimum of two years and meeting specific alcohol and colour requirements. The Australian government also sets standards for the labelling and marketing of Australian brandy to ensure that consumers are getting a quality product.

What is clear brandy used for?

There are many clear brandies that are called anything but brandy. For example, pisco and eau-de-vie are brandies that are not aged in wooded casks and are not classified as wood-aged brandies. Wood-aged brandy classifications are listed below.  Some clear brandies can be used for cocktails, such as Pisco Sour or used straight up on the rocks served neat. The French use clear brandy in cooking to add extra flavour.

Clear brandy, also known as eau de vie or schnapps, is a type of fruit brandy that is made by distilling fermented fruit. It is typically clear and colourless, with a high alcohol content. Clear brandy can be used in a variety of ways, including:

  1. As a digestif: Clear brandy is often consumed after a meal to aid in digestion. It is commonly served in small, tulip-shaped glasses at room temperature.

  2. In cocktails: Clear brandy can be used in cocktails, such as a brandy sour or a brandy Alexander, to add a fruit flavour and a kick of alcohol.

  3. For cooking: Clear brandy can be used in cooking to add flavour to dishes, such as sauces or marinades. It can also be used to flambe dishes, which involves igniting the brandy and using the flames to cook the food.

  4. As a base for fruit liqueurs: Clear brandy can be used as a base for making fruit liqueurs, such as cherry or raspberry liqueur.

  5. For medicinal purposes: In some cultures, clear brandy is used for medicinal purposes, such as for treating colds and coughs or as a topical disinfectant for wounds. However, it is important to note that using clear brandy for medicinal purposes should be done with caution and under the guidance of a healthcare professional.

Organic Brandy - Single cask brandy

Our certified organic brandy is double-distilled using a wood-fired pot still. The hand-made special organic brandy is evocative of the best brandies made at Cognac in France. Once the organic brandy spirit has been collected it is placed in small oak casks in the underground cellar to mature for a minimum of 3 years. The organic brandy alcohol content is 40% by volume. This organic brandy has complex characters that include caramel, toffee, notes of orange, vanilla, smoky spice and cloves. This smooth craft brandy will delight you.

We reckon we have the best brandy in Australia, with two bronze medals at the Perth Royal Show with our 8-year-old Napolean organic brandy.

Organic brandy - where to buy? Buy brandy online or at our brandy shop

We welcome you to buy our XO organic brandy from our Perth cellar door or right here online at our organic online store as there is no cognac or brandy shop in Perth. Buy local and support the best Australian brandy organic producer. There is only one organic Australian brandy brand available, however, if you are looking for French organic Cognac there is none made in Australia.

New Brandy classifications

The French organic cognac brandy age grading system has been adopted by much of the world, although its use is not regulated outside of France. A set of new classifications were made and gazetted in April 2018. Brandys are labelled with one of the five following grades:

  • V.S.: “Very special” brandy, otherwise known as three-star brandy, designates a blend in which the youngest brandy has been aged in oak for a minimum of two years.
  • V.S.O.P.: “Very superior old pale” brandy, otherwise known as “reserve” or five-star brandy, is aged in oak for a minimum of four years.
  • Napoleon: A new classification, Napoleon brandy has been oak-aged for a minimum of six years (this used to be XO class).
  • XO brandy: “Extra Old” brandy is aged in oak for a minimum of 10 years, it used to be 6 years of age.
  • Hors d'âge: “Beyond age” brandy, a term created by producers who wanted to market their highest quality brandies that extended well beyond that standard aging scale, have usually been aged 20+ years.

Australian brandy brands

There are many Australian brandy brands, some of which include Harris Organic, Saint Agnes, Bass & Flinders and Lark. The only certified organic brandy producer is Harris Organic Wine and Spirits in Perth.  Look for Swan Valley Organic Brandy. 

Organic brandy brands

Certified organic brandy is produced using organic ingredients and methods that meet specific organic certification standards. Here are one certified organic brandy brands that is popular in Australia:

We are very proud to be the only certified organic brandy distillery in Australia making our own brandy spirit. Such a dedicated approach to creating our own alcohol is rarely seen in the industry and offers you a first-hand experience from vine to bottle.  Double-distilled using a wood-fired pot still these hand-made brands are evocative of the old French brandy brands made at Cognac in France.  Premis eaux de vie cognac is also searched for. There is no other brand of organic brandy in Australia, other than the Harris Organic brand.

Why is brandy chestnut in colour and not clear?

Brandy is typically chestnut or amber in colour because it is aged in wooden barrels, which imparts colour and flavour to the liquor. When brandy is distilled, it is clear like any other distilled spirit, but the aging process in oak barrels changes its appearance.

The wood from the barrels contains natural chemicals such as tannins and vanillin, which interact with the alcohol to create a rich, complex flavour and a deep colour. The longer the brandy is aged in the barrel, the darker its colour becomes.

In addition, brandy can also be coloured with caramel, a common practice in some regions to give it a consistent appearance. This caramel colouring is added to the brandy after it has been aged in the barrel. So, the chestnut or amber colour of brandy is a result of both the aging process in oak barrels and the addition of caramel colouring, if used.

Have your organic brandy delivered to you via Australia Post anywhere in Australia.  You can buy brandy online right here. It usually takes a week from order to delivery if you live on the east coast of Australia.

How is Australian Brandy made? How to make Brandy?

Our Australian Brandy is made by distilling a specially made wine (of approximately 12% alcohol) in a pot still to refine the wine and increase the brandy alcohol content of the resulting organic brandy spirit. Once the spirit has passed through the still twice the clear brandy spirit has an alcoholic content of approximately 70% (140 proof), it is then stored in oak casks in the underground cellar for a minimum of three years to become our certified organic Australian brandy.

Once you have the preservative-free wine, brandy is easy to make by using a pot still, although it takes a lot of time and effort, especially as it is a wood-fired pot still. The pot still has to be continually tended to keep the fire burning. A special finished fermented wine is boiled at a temperature between the boiling point of the alcohol and the boiling point of water.  Meaning, that the temperature varies as the organic brandy alcohol content reduces during the distillation process.

The resulting vapour is transferred and cooled in a condenser. The cooled vapours contain most of the alcohol from the original liquid along with some of its water and flavour. 

To drive out more of the water, always saving the alcohol, the distillation process can be repeated several times depending on the alcohol content desired and depending on the apparatus used.

The distillation process is used to produce both fine and mass-produced brandy, though the final products are dramatically different. Australian Brandy's tend to be lighter in style than cognac brandies.

Is brandy good for you?

Is brandy good for you, you may ask.

If you are suffering from a cold, fever or the flu, you will find brandy warming. A shot of medicinal brandy will warm you and make you feel better.  Organic Brandy has antibacterial properties and its high content of alcohol helps to get your cold, and throat redness reduced. The relaxing quality of medicinal brandy made it a go-to to boost the immune system for many years for medicinal purposes.

Why is brandy brown in colour and not clear brandy?

To make brandy, the clear brandy spirit from the still has to be stored in oak casks. Brandy is brown or straw in colour as the organic alcohol acts as a solvent on the wood of the oak casks, extracting flavour and colour from the French oak casks. Some distillers add sugar and caramel to increase the palate and colour of the clear brandy spirit. At Harris Organic wine and spirits we add nothing besides rainwater to our finished organic brandy spirits.

You may ask; where can I buy brandy for your Christmas pudding?

What is the best brandy for Christmas cake?

The best brandy for Christmas cake and Christmas puddings has to be flavoursome brandy. One that is wholesome, rich and full of flavour.

Award-winning organic brandy is available from our online store at Harris Organic online store.

In Australia, you can buy locally made award-winning Australian organic brandy. You can find the prices from our Organic online Shop here.

Organic brandy - brandy sauce for Christmas pudding

You may ask; Organic brandy sauce for Christmas pudding?

Ingredients
4 eggs separated into whites and yolks
1 1/2 cup caster sugar
1 pinch salt
2 cup cream
6 tbs organic brandy to taste
Method
Whisk the egg whites until stiff. Add the salt and sugar.
Mix until sugar is blended into the egg whites.
Add egg yolks, one at a time.
Whip cream and fold into mixture.
Add organic brandy.
NOTES
The organic brandy will go to the bottom after a day or two, but you can just gently mix it back in.
Organic brandy is available from our online store, right here.
There is nowhere else in Australia you can buy locally made Australian organic brandy. You can find the prices from our Organic Shop here.

Organic Brandy delivery is available.

Have your organic brandy delivered and brandy home delivery anywhere in Australia, to your door or a friend's door, just in time for Christmas or Mother's Day.

Australian brandy producers

There are quite a few Australian brandy producers, however, there is only one Perth-based organic brandy producer in the country.

An organic brandy review:

I have tasted your product and I have also tasted normal commercial VSOP brandy, and I really like the taste of yours. Prompt delivery of your products is also very good, in view that it is shipped from Australia. On the packaging, I notice it has the chop "Security Screened". I guess that is because the description is only "personal" to avoid import customs issues, so the staff and customs department do not know what it is. I think it shouldn't affect its taste much.  Thanks, Simon.

What is brandy made from?

All good brandy is made from grapes. However, you may find eau de vie de poire and other french named brandies made from fruits. Cognac and brandy are made from grapes. The wine for brandy has no additions or preservatives.

How to flambe' the meringue on a Bombe Alaska.

To flambé, the meringue, warm the brandy in a small pot over low heat for 1-2 minutes (do not boil). Place the Bombe Alaska on the table to serve and, using a small ladle, carefully pour 2 tablespoons of brandy onto the top of the meringue then, slowly and carefully ladle more brandy allowing it to flow down the meringue like a volcano. Turn out the lights. Use a long match to ignite the brandy. Once the alcohol has burned off and your guests have been adequately impressed, use a warm knife to slice the baked Bombe Alaska into wedges and serve immediately.

Our certified organic brandy is made in Australia from the brandy stills on our organic estate, in the Perth metropolitan wine region of Australia. Buy organic brandy online here.

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Our organic brandy is made in a pot still and the organic alcohols are made in a small column still. The fabulous ingredients are the best certified organic grapes from our organic vineyard and rainwater from above.

We dis-still organic grapes to make very smooth special organic brandy, which you can buy brandy online.

What is Australian brandy made from?

All Australian brandy and French organic cognacs are made from grapes unless they are marked as made from other fruits. At Harris Organic we use organic grapes to make Pisco and Eau de vie organic brandies. The organic grape wine is twice distilled from a preservative-free wine made especially from Pedro Ximenez and other organic grapes.  The higher alcohols in the brandy spirit are the largest group of volatile compounds found in brandy, giving them their distinctive aroma, flavour and primary characteristics.

Australian brandy is made from grape wine that has been distilled and then aged in oak barrels. The grapes used to make the wine can come from various wine-growing regions throughout Australia, but they are typically from warmer climates, such as the Swan Valley wine region.

The process of making brandy begins with the fermentation of grape juice to produce wine. This wine is then distilled to remove the water and increase the alcohol content. The resulting spirit is then aged in oak barrels, which can impart flavours and aromas such as vanilla, caramel, and spice.

To be considered "Australian brandy," the spirit must meet certain legal requirements, including being aged in oak barrels for a minimum of two years and meeting specific alcohol and colour requirements. The Australian government also sets standards for the labelling and marketing of Australian brandy to ensure that consumers are getting a quality product.

What is clear brandy used for?

There are many clear brandies that are called anything but brandy. For example, pisco and eau-de-vie are brandies that are not aged in wooded casks and are not classified as wood-aged brandies. Wood-aged brandy classifications are listed below.  Some clear brandies can be used for cocktails, such as Pisco Sour or used straight up on the rocks served neat. The French use clear brandy in cooking to add extra flavour.

Clear brandy, also known as eau de vie or schnapps, is a type of fruit brandy that is made by distilling fermented fruit. It is typically clear and colourless, with a high alcohol content. Clear brandy can be used in a variety of ways, including:

  1. As a digestif: Clear brandy is often consumed after a meal to aid in digestion. It is commonly served in small, tulip-shaped glasses at room temperature.

  2. In cocktails: Clear brandy can be used in cocktails, such as a brandy sour or a brandy Alexander, to add a fruit flavour and a kick of alcohol.

  3. For cooking: Clear brandy can be used in cooking to add flavour to dishes, such as sauces or marinades. It can also be used to flambe dishes, which involves igniting the brandy and using the flames to cook the food.

  4. As a base for fruit liqueurs: Clear brandy can be used as a base for making fruit liqueurs, such as cherry or raspberry liqueur.

  5. For medicinal purposes: In some cultures, clear brandy is used for medicinal purposes, such as for treating colds and coughs or as a topical disinfectant for wounds. However, it is important to note that using clear brandy for medicinal purposes should be done with caution and under the guidance of a healthcare professional.

Organic Brandy - Single cask brandy

Our certified organic brandy is double-distilled using a wood-fired pot still. The hand-made special organic brandy is evocative of the best brandies made at Cognac in France. Once the organic brandy spirit has been collected it is placed in small oak casks in the underground cellar to mature for a minimum of 3 years. The organic brandy alcohol content is 40% by volume. This organic brandy has complex characters that include caramel, toffee, notes of orange, vanilla, smoky spice and cloves. This smooth craft brandy will delight you.

We reckon we have the best brandy in Australia, with two bronze medals at the Perth Royal Show with our 8-year-old Napolean organic brandy.

Organic brandy - where to buy? Buy brandy online or at our brandy shop

We welcome you to buy our XO organic brandy from our Perth cellar door or right here online at our organic online store as there is no cognac or brandy shop in Perth. Buy local and support the best Australian brandy organic producer. There is only one organic Australian brandy brand available, however, if you are looking for French organic Cognac there is none made in Australia.

New Brandy classifications

The French organic cognac brandy age grading system has been adopted by much of the world, although its use is not regulated outside of France. A set of new classifications were made and gazetted in April 2018. Brandys are labelled with one of the five following grades:

  • V.S.: “Very special” brandy, otherwise known as three-star brandy, designates a blend in which the youngest brandy has been aged in oak for a minimum of two years.
  • V.S.O.P.: “Very superior old pale” brandy, otherwise known as “reserve” or five-star brandy, is aged in oak for a minimum of four years.
  • Napoleon: A new classification, Napoleon brandy has been oak-aged for a minimum of six years (this used to be XO class).
  • XO brandy: “Extra Old” brandy is aged in oak for a minimum of 10 years, it used to be 6 years of age.
  • Hors d'âge: “Beyond age” brandy, a term created by producers who wanted to market their highest quality brandies that extended well beyond that standard aging scale, have usually been aged 20+ years.

Australian brandy brands

There are many Australian brandy brands, some of which include Harris Organic, Saint Agnes, Bass & Flinders and Lark. The only certified organic brandy producer is Harris Organic Wine and Spirits in Perth.  Look for Swan Valley Organic Brandy. 

Organic brandy brands

Certified organic brandy is produced using organic ingredients and methods that meet specific organic certification standards. Here are one certified organic brandy brands that is popular in Australia:

We are very proud to be the only certified organic brandy distillery in Australia making our own brandy spirit. Such a dedicated approach to creating our own alcohol is rarely seen in the industry and offers you a first-hand experience from vine to bottle.  Double-distilled using a wood-fired pot still these hand-made brands are evocative of the old French brandy brands made at Cognac in France.  Premis eaux de vie cognac is also searched for. There is no other brand of organic brandy in Australia, other than the Harris Organic brand.

Why is brandy chestnut in colour and not clear?

Brandy is typically chestnut or amber in colour because it is aged in wooden barrels, which imparts colour and flavour to the liquor. When brandy is distilled, it is clear like any other distilled spirit, but the aging process in oak barrels changes its appearance.

The wood from the barrels contains natural chemicals such as tannins and vanillin, which interact with the alcohol to create a rich, complex flavour and a deep colour. The longer the brandy is aged in the barrel, the darker its colour becomes.

In addition, brandy can also be coloured with caramel, a common practice in some regions to give it a consistent appearance. This caramel colouring is added to the brandy after it has been aged in the barrel. So, the chestnut or amber colour of brandy is a result of both the aging process in oak barrels and the addition of caramel colouring, if used.

Have your organic brandy delivered to you via Australia Post anywhere in Australia.  You can buy brandy online right here. It usually takes a week from order to delivery if you live on the east coast of Australia.

How is Australian Brandy made? How to make Brandy?

Our Australian Brandy is made by distilling a specially made wine (of approximately 12% alcohol) in a pot still to refine the wine and increase the brandy alcohol content of the resulting organic brandy spirit. Once the spirit has passed through the still twice the clear brandy spirit has an alcoholic content of approximately 70% (140 proof), it is then stored in oak casks in the underground cellar for a minimum of three years to become our certified organic Australian brandy.

Once you have the preservative-free wine, brandy is easy to make by using a pot still, although it takes a lot of time and effort, especially as it is a wood-fired pot still. The pot still has to be continually tended to keep the fire burning. A special finished fermented wine is boiled at a temperature between the boiling point of the alcohol and the boiling point of water.  Meaning, that the temperature varies as the organic brandy alcohol content reduces during the distillation process.

The resulting vapour is transferred and cooled in a condenser. The cooled vapours contain most of the alcohol from the original liquid along with some of its water and flavour. 

To drive out more of the water, always saving the alcohol, the distillation process can be repeated several times depending on the alcohol content desired and depending on the apparatus used.

The distillation process is used to produce both fine and mass-produced brandy, though the final products are dramatically different. Australian Brandy's tend to be lighter in style than cognac brandies.

Is brandy good for you?

Is brandy good for you, you may ask.

If you are suffering from a cold, fever or the flu, you will find brandy warming. A shot of medicinal brandy will warm you and make you feel better.  Organic Brandy has antibacterial properties and its high content of alcohol helps to get your cold, and throat redness reduced. The relaxing quality of medicinal brandy made it a go-to to boost the immune system for many years for medicinal purposes.

Why is brandy brown in colour and not clear brandy?

To make brandy, the clear brandy spirit from the still has to be stored in oak casks. Brandy is brown or straw in colour as the organic alcohol acts as a solvent on the wood of the oak casks, extracting flavour and colour from the French oak casks. Some distillers add sugar and caramel to increase the palate and colour of the clear brandy spirit. At Harris Organic wine and spirits we add nothing besides rainwater to our finished organic brandy spirits.

You may ask; where can I buy brandy for your Christmas pudding?

What is the best brandy for Christmas cake?

The best brandy for Christmas cake and Christmas puddings has to be flavoursome brandy. One that is wholesome, rich and full of flavour.

Award-winning organic brandy is available from our online store at Harris Organic online store.

In Australia, you can buy locally made award-winning Australian organic brandy. You can find the prices from our Organic online Shop here.

Organic brandy - brandy sauce for Christmas pudding

You may ask; Organic brandy sauce for Christmas pudding?

Ingredients
4 eggs separated into whites and yolks
1 1/2 cup caster sugar
1 pinch salt
2 cup cream
6 tbs organic brandy to taste
Method
Whisk the egg whites until stiff. Add the salt and sugar.
Mix until sugar is blended into the egg whites.
Add egg yolks, one at a time.
Whip cream and fold into mixture.
Add organic brandy.
NOTES
The organic brandy will go to the bottom after a day or two, but you can just gently mix it back in.
Organic brandy is available from our online store, right here.
There is nowhere else in Australia you can buy locally made Australian organic brandy. You can find the prices from our Organic Shop here.

Organic Brandy delivery is available.

Have your organic brandy delivered and brandy home delivery anywhere in Australia, to your door or a friend's door, just in time for Christmas or Mother's Day.

Australian brandy producers

There are quite a few Australian brandy producers, however, there is only one Perth-based organic brandy producer in the country.

An organic brandy review:

I have tasted your product and I have also tasted normal commercial VSOP brandy, and I really like the taste of yours. Prompt delivery of your products is also very good, in view that it is shipped from Australia. On the packaging, I notice it has the chop "Security Screened". I guess that is because the description is only "personal" to avoid import customs issues, so the staff and customs department do not know what it is. I think it shouldn't affect its taste much.  Thanks, Simon.

What is brandy made from?

All good brandy is made from grapes. However, you may find eau de vie de poire and other french named brandies made from fruits. Cognac and brandy are made from grapes. The wine for brandy has no additions or preservatives.

How to flambe' the meringue on a Bombe Alaska.

To flambé, the meringue, warm the brandy in a small pot over low heat for 1-2 minutes (do not boil). Place the Bombe Alaska on the table to serve and, using a small ladle, carefully pour 2 tablespoons of brandy onto the top of the meringue then, slowly and carefully ladle more brandy allowing it to flow down the meringue like a volcano. Turn out the lights. Use a long match to ignite the brandy. Once the alcohol has burned off and your guests have been adequately impressed, use a warm knife to slice the baked Bombe Alaska into wedges and serve immediately.

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