Australia's best organic brandy

Best brandy for Easter - Australian brandy.


Harris Organic has the best brandy in Australia thats organic.

Organic Brandy

We are great at what we do and that's why we are the best brandy in Australia that's certified organic.

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Harris Organic has been in the Swan Valley for over 20 years, we specialise in organic brandy spirits. We have a wide range of fine wines and spirits from organic brandy, and fortified dessert like sweet Pedro Ximenez and Liqueur Tokay, and Sparkling Blanc de Blanc wines. All are available from our Perth winery and distillery cellar door.

We are the best organic brandy distillery in Australia where you can buy brandy online. Our Organic Brandy has great flavour and character, you can buy brandy online at our organic brandy store.


What is Organic Brandy?

What is Brandy made from?

Organic Brandy is made from certified organic grapes or fruits, in our case, organic grapes from one of the most northern wineries in Perth's Swan Valley Region.

The name brandy comes from a dutch name Brandewijn, meaning burnt wine, not that we burn the wine but boil the fine wine so the alcohol is boiled off and collected as organic brandy spirit.

How is Brandy made? How to make Brandy?

Our Brandy is made by distilling a specially made wine (of approximately 12% alcohol) in a pot still to refine the wine and increase the 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, the temperature varies as the organic alcohol content reduces during the distillation process.

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

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, 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 Brandys tend to be lighter in style than cognac brandys.

Wood Aged Brandys - Classifications

WHAT DO THE INITIALS VS, VSOP AND XO MEAN?

VS, VSOP and XO refer to the age and quality of the Brandy. Each corresponds to how long the brandy has been aged in oak barrels. In 1983, following a request by the BNIC (Bureau National Interprofessionnel du Cognac)*, the French government drafted regulations governing the terms used to describe a cognac"s quality. These designations, which may be included on the label, refer to the age of the youngest eau-de-vie used in making the Brandy.
VS stands for "Very Special": only eaux-de-vie at least two years old can be used to make a VS Brandy. Other denominators and expressions are permitted, such as "3 stars" or "luxury", and as such are included in the VS Brandy category.

VSOP stands for "Very Superior Old Pale": VSOP Brandys are created from eau de vie aged for at least four years. The VSOP category includes designations such as "Old" or "Reserve".

XO stands for "Extra Old": XO Brandys are made only from eaux-de-vie at least six years old. Brandys such as "Napoleon" ( 6 years old) were equivalent to XO Brandy but not since 2018. XO is greater than 10 years old.


Australian brandy has to be aged for a minimum of two years in oak casks and in Cognac, it is also two years. The age of the organic brandy or cognac is calculated as that of the youngest component used in the blend. The blend is usually of different ages and (in the case of our organic Brandys) our blended brandy has a minimum of nine years of age. Thus being the only organic Napolean Brandy in Australia.

Brandy vs Cognac

Australian Brandy and Australian Cognac

In Australia and France all brandy is grape based unless specified as made from another ingredient. As we are in the Geographical Indicator of the Swan Valley we can call our organic brandy "Swan Valley", and in the area of Cognac in France, the brandy in Cognac can be called "Cognac". Therefore, there is no such thing as Australian Cognac, only Australian Brandy.

Brandy classifications

Brandy must be aged for at least two years in oak casks but, unlike whisky, does not typically carry very specific age statements. The three brandy age classifications are V.S., V.S.O.P. and XO.

V.S. (Very Special) is blended brandy, aged for at least two years in casks. V.S.O.P. (Very Superior Old Pale) is a blended brandy with the youngest component of which has spent at least four years in oak. Napoleon: A new classification, Napoleon brandy has been oak-aged for a minimum of six years (this used to be XO class). XO (Extra Old) contains brandy matured for no less than ten years and frequently much older.


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Why is brandy brown in colour and not clear

Brandy is brown or straw in colour as the 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 spirit. At Harris Organic we add nothing besides rain water to our finished organic brandy spirits.


Organic Brandy

Of all the best Australian brandy producers, we are the best organic brandy distillery in Australia.

Our Organic Small Cask Brandy

The craft of making a special brandy is something to be celebrated and appreciated. This is available to any knowledgeable person not just a few.
Our organic brandy is truly sustainable as it is double-distilled using a wood-fired pot still. There are commercial stills that are wood fired, but there use is waining with the availability of gas burners.

This hand-made V.S.O.P. (Very Superior Old Pale) style brandy is evocative of the Brandys made at Cognac in France before natural gas was found in the north sea.
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 three years (our bottles are labelled with the distillation and the bottling dates).

The organic alcohol content is reduced to 40 percent alcohol by adding only rainwater.
This brandy has complex characters that include caramel, toffee, notes of orange, vanilla, smoky spice and cloves. The current release organic brandy is not a blend of organic Brandys, but a single vintage. Order your organic brandy from our Organic Brandy Shop .


See a review below:
Review Text:

We first used this organic brandy in our organic Christmas Cake and Pudding last year. We use only organic ingredients so it was great to be able to have organic brandy for the first time ever.

We had to taste test it first. Deliciously smooth. Now we're enjoying it as a warming winter drink. Highly recommend it. And the cake and pud tasted delicious too.


Natural Cognac Brandy

Natural brandy is boise free, non chill filtered and caramel free. All our brandies are Boise free, non chill filtered and caramel free. what is boise, you ask. Boise is pieces of oak soaked in water and added to the brandy to give colour and flavour.


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Organic Brandy - Unwooded

What is Unwooded Brandy

Unwooded brandy or eau-de-vie is a alcoholic brandy made by the distillation of a special sulphur free grape based wine without the influence of being stored in oak casks. It is a clear flavoursome organic brandy spirit with forty percent alcohol, that is 80 proof.
We call it "Eau de Vie", meaning water of life, in French. Harris Organic unwooded Brandy is the best organic brandy in Australia.

Replicating the authentic method of double-distilling using a wood-fired pot still this hand-made organic brandy is evocative of grape based eau de vies. Once the organic brandy spirit has been collected it is placed in drums in the underground cellar before the addition of rain water and bottling.

The alcohol content is 40% alcohol or 80 proof by volume (abv).

This hand made Australian brandy has fine characters and flavours that include fruits, honey, spice and cloves. The current release organic brandy is not a blend of Brandys, but a single vintage.
It is not fined or filtered, ie no additives are added. You can find the prices from our Organic Shop here.


Uses for unwooded organic brandy

There are many uses for unwooded organic brandy. It is a versatile spirit used for cooking, consumption, medicinal purposes, homeopaths, flower essences, tinctures and herbal recipes. Many French cooks use Eau de Vie in their traditional recipes, either for flavour or for brandy flambes. It can be consumed for a spirit based drink, or on the rocks.

As a night cap, it can be used for medicinal purposes. Homeopaths use our brandy to conserve their biodynamic brandy remedies and develop their tinctures and herbal remedies. There are many recipes that can be found on the internet. Use "google scholar" to review the ideal brandy recipe for your use.



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We are located in the Swan Valley on the corner of Memorial Avenue and the Great Northern Highway, in Perth. The Swan Valley is 30km north east of Perth city centre and we specialise strictly in brandy, vodka and other Swan Valley wine styles.
The current release brandy is 2009, a single vintage. Get your organic Brandys from our Organic online Store today.
We have 750mL bottles of Organic Brandy available.
Small Cask Brandy
Organic Swan Valley Brandy 375ml

Our organic Brandy is the best Australian organic brandy as it has been awarded two medals at the Perth Royal Show.
Double-distilled using a wood-fired pot still this hand-made organic brandy is evocative of the old Brandys made at Cognac in France.

Once the brandy spirit has been collected it is placed in small oak casks in the underground cellar to mature for a minimum of 3 years (our bottles are labelled with the distillation and the bottling dates). Volume is 750 mL and alcohol content is 40%. The brandy has complex characters that include caramel, toffee, notes of orange, vanilla, smoky spice and cloves. The single vintage brandy has the date of distillation and date of bottling on the back label.

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A review by Simon.
I have tasted your product and I have also tasted normal commercial V.S.O.P. (Very Superior Old Pale) 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 to Hongkong. On the packaging I notice it has the chop "Security Screened". I guess that is because the description is only "personal" to avoid import custom issue, so the staff and custom department do not know what it is. I think it shouldn't affect its taste much.


Harris Organic loves to make Organic Brandy and prides himself in having organic brandy with no sulphites or additions. Organic Brandy is available from the online shop (whilst stocks last).

Awards - Organic Brandy

For two years running our 8 year old organic brandy has been awarded a bronze medal at the Royal Perth spirits awards, for 2019 and 2020. This make this organic brandy the best brandy in Australia that is classed as certified organic. The best Australian made brandy made from organic grapes is made in Perth.

Organic brandy - Where to buy brandy

You may ask; where can I buy brandy for your Christmas pudding? Organic brandy is available from our online store. In Australia you can buy locally made 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 just gently mix it back in.
Organic brandy is available from our online store.
There is nowhere else in Australia you can buy locally made Australian certified organic brandy. You can find the prices from our Organic Shop here.



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What we do - Brandy making?

Organic Brandy making
Harris Organic is the best certified organic brandy distillery in Perth making all its brandy spirits from organic grapes on the premises. We believe in low food miles.
Organic distilling
Harris Organic is the best certified organic brandy distillery in Australia. We use our organic grapes as the base for our organic fortified wines, brandy, Eau de Vie and Vodka.
Online Sales
As we sell direct to you, through our online brandy shop, our prices and quality are better than anywhere in Australia. You can buy Harris Organic brand of brandy online. We can ship or post it to you anywhere in Australia.

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