The latest figures show that there’s a massive global market for all kinds of Brandy. The following list shows the top 10 best brandy brands sold around the world in 2017, the year that saw records broken in both value and volume when it comes to Cognac. The same time span saw sales of total brandy sales also grow, and the trend was expected to continue in 2018. When the figures are in, we’ll be sure to update. 

1. Emperador Brandy, the World’s Number 1 Best Selling Brandy

Owned by Brand Alliance, Emperador Brandy from the Philippines actually saw its sales drop by 3.2%. However, it still remains the most sold Brandy in the world. 

2. Hennessy Cognac

With sales up 8.5%, the world’s beloved Hennessy Cognac continues to thrill liquor lovers the world over. Owned by LMVH, Hennessy provides qualities that suit every palate and pocket. Find out more about the most famous Cognac in the world, and the Hennessy Cognacs that are available to purchase.

Hennessy Fine de Cognac decanter
Hennessy Fine de Cognac.

3. Dreher Brandy

This is Brazil’s best-selling brandy, and saw its sales grow by 1.5%. It was purchased by Gruppo Campari in 2001, and is a grape brandy that’s distilled and produced with cane sugar and natural vegetable extracts.

4. Old Admiral Brandy

The Indian made, Old Admiral Brandy, was the global best-seller the previous year. However, sales fell a massive 12.1%, meaning it could only hold onto the number 4 position this last year. Owned by the brand, Radico Khaitan, it’s still a popular choice around the world.

5. Martell Cognac

The world’s oldest Cognac brand saw its sales increase by 4.8% last year. The Pernod Ricard owned house is a particular favorite in China and Asia. Discover more about the historic brand of Martelland their wonderful Cognacs on offer.

Top 10 Best Brandy Brands Sold Worldwide
Martell Single Estate Collection.

6. Rémy Martin Cognac

Snapping at the heels of Martell, Remy Martin (owned by Remy Cointreau) enjoyed a wonderful 7% increase in sales last year. The house is further increase sales in China, the US, and Russia. Find out everything you need to know about the wonders of Remy Martin in our detailed brand history.

Top 10 Best Brandy Brands Sold Worldwide

7. Paul Masson Grande Amber Brandy

Owned by Constellation Brands, Paul Masson Grande Amber brandy saw sales rise by 1.5%, and was given the esteemed title of brandy Brand Champion 2018. Not only do they produce regular brandy, but the brand is known for its flavoured varieties, such as mango.

8. McDowell’s No 1 Brandy

Disappointing sales saw a drop of 22.7%, and a fall from number 4 in the top 10 list. Owned by Indian drinks group, United Spirits (and controlled by Diageo), this Indian brandy still remains a firm favorite in India and surrounding countries.

9. Torres Brandy

This top selling Spanish Brandy saw its sales rise by 1.6% last year. It’s made from grapes from the Catalan region, Torres is undoubtedly Spain’s favorite brandy.

10. Old Kenigsberg Brandy

Owned by Alliance 1892, Old Kenigsberg Brandy is popular in countries such as Russia, and one of the best brandy brands in the world.

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Jacki has been with Cognac Expert from virtually the beginning. She's the senior editor of the blog, and has spent much of her life living in rural France. Today she's based back in the UK, where she splits her working life between writing for Cognac Expert and working as a Paramedic at a large regional hospital.


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    The 10 Brandy you show is looks good. I would definitely try one of those. Thanks for sharing blog.

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    New Harbour Distillery

    Impressive! Thanks for sharing this post.

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