Generic for distilled spirits made from fruit, including both aged products like Cognac, Armagnac, and Metaxa (grapes), Calvados and applejack (apples), and unaged products like framboise eau de vie, grappa, kirsch, parack palinka, and slivovitz. In common parlance, used without other descriptors, it refers to aged grape brandy in the Cognac style.
Generally available. Distributed world-wide. Available for on-line ordering in some markets.