Brandy around the world
In 2017, products sold as ‘brandy’ amounted to 160 million 9-litre cases, or nearly 6 million hectolitres of pure alcohol.
The vast majority (around 80%) of these brandies are not made entirely from grapes and wine, instead using sugar cane.
On a global level, the term ‘brandy’ covers a multitude of products using different raw materials depending on the culture of the producing country, making it a generic name.
- Made from grapes and wine
- Made from non-viticultural raw materials
The global leader is ‘Emperador’ brandy, owned by a Filipino group and partly supplied by Spain
|Name||Country of origin||Raw material||Number of cases in 2017
(in millions of 9-litre cases)