Does brandy freeze?
If you are wondering if it will or won’t, this short guide will give a detailed answer to that question.
Keep reading to find out.
What is Brandy?
Brandy is liquor distilled from wine or fermented fruit juice. While grape is the most common fruit, it can be made using apple, apricots, peaches and others. Brandy generally contains 35–60% alcohol by volume (70–120 US proof). It is usually served alone or with soda as an after-dinner drink.
Does Brandy Freeze?
Brandy can freeze, but that is dependent on its alcohol content. Brandy generally contains 35–60% alcohol by volume (70–120 US proof). If we take the Brandy with the lowest alcohol content (35%), it will freeze at -10 °F or -23 °C. At its highest alcohol content (60%), it will freeze at -35 °F or -37 °c. The higher the alcohol content, the lower its freezing point.
At What Temperature Does Brandy Freeze?
As we explained above, the temperature that brandy freezes, is dependent on its alcohol content.
Below is a table, that’s breaks down brandy’s alcohol content vs freezing point.
|Brandy Alcohol Volume||Freezing Point (°F)||Freezing Point (°C)|
Should You Keep Brandy in the Freezer?
While there is a possibility for brandy with the lowest alcohol content (35%) to freeze in a household refrigerator, there are no effects on keeping brandy in the freezer.
It should be noted that there is no reason to keep brandy in the freezer, as it is an alcoholic drink that is served at room temperature.
Ideal Temperature to Serve Brandy
The temperature at which you should drink brandy is room temperature (neat). It is served in a special cocktail glass called a snifter or a wine or tulip glass. When served at room temperature (neat), the brandy it is often slightly warmed by holding the glass cupped in the palm or by gentle heating.
It is customary when drinking a good brandy to warm it to at least body temperature or slightly higher.
Warmed brandy releases the drink’s aromas and fragrances, which enhances the drinking experience.