Over the last few years, brandy has seen strong growth in the Philippines and India, which has made become the 4th international spirits category. The word "brandy" covers many different products. While in Europe and the US it is made from distilled wine and aged in casks, in Asia, most brandy is made from flavoured molasses.
Sales in 2017: 172 million 9-litre cases (source: IWSR)
Main markets: India, USA, Philippines
Raw materials: grapes
Type of distillation: mostly in column stills
Ageing: in casks or tuns
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