Brandy is the name given to all red or white wine-based spirits, regardless of their origin or production method. It is one of the most widely consumed spirits in the world. A spirit that also recently has been subject to new regulations: it is currently distilled to at least 36% and loaded with impurities which are not extracted by the distillation. This is the secret of its exceptional quality. In addition, brandy owes its quality to a maturation process in wooden casks. It is compulsory to age for at least 6 months in oak barrels.