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Brandy vs. Cognac

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Brandynoun

(uncountable) An alcoholic liquor distilled from wine or fermented fruit juice.

Cognacnoun

A brandy distilled from white wine in the region around Cognac in France.

‘Major manufacturers add a small proportion of caramel to color their cognacs.’;

Brandynoun

(countable) Any variety of brandy.

Cognacnoun

A kind of French brandy, so called from the town of Cognac.

Brandynoun

(countable) A glass of brandy.

Cognacnoun

high quality grape brandy distilled in the Cognac district of France

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Brandyverb

(transitive) To preserve, flavour, or mix with brandy.

Cognacnoun

a high-quality brandy, strictly speaking that distilled in Cognac in western France

‘we went to a bar and had some cognac’; ‘a good range of cognacs’;

Brandynoun

A strong alcoholic liquor distilled from wine. The name is also given to spirit distilled from other liquors, and in the United States to that distilled from cider and peaches. In northern Europe, it is also applied to a spirit obtained from grain.

Cognac

Cognac ( KON-yak, also US: KOHN-, KAWN-, French: [kɔɲak] (listen)) is a variety of brandy named after the commune of Cognac, France. It is produced in the surrounding wine-growing region in the departments of Charente and Charente-Maritime.

Brandynoun

distilled from wine or fermented fruit juice

Brandy

Brandy is a liquor produced by distilling wine. Brandy generally contains 35–60% alcohol by volume (70–120 US proof) and is typically consumed as an after-dinner digestif.

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