Let’s talk about brandy, and no, not about the late 90’s pop singer, but the diverse liquor. Brandy is the general term used to describe a liquor distilled from grapes and other fruit. Some of the most famous spirits in the world are types of brandy like Cognac and Armagnac. But not all brandy is aged in oak barrels like Cognac and Armagnac, clear spirits such as Pisco and Grappa are also brandy, which typically does not see oak. Other fruit brandies have become well-known too, such as Calvados which is distilled from apples, Kirsch which is made from cherries or colorless brandy like eau de vie which can be distilled from several different fruits. With so much variety, shopping for brandy can be overwhelming, so the least we can do is make your decision easier when shopping for a brandy decanter.
Why Use a Decanter for Brandy?
While brandy is made from grapes, like wine, the distillation process makes it so that decanting is not necessary for brandy to open. The decision to use a decanter is more a choice of decor than functionality. A stylish decanter brings an extra level of sophistication to any entertainment room. While aesthetics are important, be sure to consider the quality of the decanter in order to properly preserve your brandy.
Always use a glass decanter when handling brandy. Storing or serving brandy from a crystal decanter is not recommend as studies have found that lead can be transmitted to brandy much quicker than other spirits. Pay close attention to the quality of the stopper, the seal should be airtight in order to prevent loss of brandy to evaporation.
With that in mind, we have come up with a list of our favorite decanters for brandy. Peruse our list below and click any of the decanters to find the full review page.
Our Best Rated Brandy Decanters (See Full List)
- Constellation1797 Liquor Decanter – BD Score 56
- Glass Diamond Shaped Decanter – BD Score 54
- Ravenscroft Crystal Tradewinds Decanter – BD Score 51
- Twist Whiskey Decanter “Lismore” – BD Score 48
- Paksh Novelty Capital Decanter – BD Score 47
- Flybold Etched Globe Decanter – BD Score 46
- Kloud City Decanter – BD Score 46
- Circleware Odyssey Decanter – BD Score 45
- Amlong Crystal Round Decanter – BD Score 45
- Paksh Novelty 7 Piece Set -BD Score 42
- James Scott Triangular Crystal Decanter – BD Score 41
- Bormioli Rocco Selecta Decanter – BD Score 40.8
- Handcrafted Decanter – BD Score 40
- Amlong Crystal Square Decanter – BD Score 37
The Best Decanter for Brandy (See Full List)
Buying Guide Important Things to Consider:
- Stopper Quality – Is it airtight?
- Is the decanter crystal or glass? Crystal decanters have lead in them, if you plan to keep brandy in your decanter for an extended period of time this can be dangerous.
- Size of Decanter, large enough to hold a 750ml bottle with room to spare