Korbel XS Brandy (the XS stands for “extra smooth”) is a flavored brandy infused with vanilla, orange essence, and spices, with a bit of added sugar. It’s debatable whether this should be considered a brandy or a liqueur, and because of the ambiguity we’ve defaulted to classifying it as a brandy in line with the labeling.

Founded by Francis Korbel in Northern California’s Russian River Valley in 1882, Korbel began as a winery producing sparkling wines in the style of classic French champagne. Seven years later, they began distilling brandy, and have been a household name ever since.

Proof 80 40% ABV
Type brandy
Variety flavored brandy
Mash Bill California Wine Grapes
Barrel Type American Oak
Brand Korbel
Region California
Country United States
Cost USD $15 {{drinkHelpers.priceIndicator(15)}} (last verified in 2016)
Korbel XS Brandy