A surprising offering from Cyprus, Anglias brandy is a light and inviting flavoured drink which has a lower alcohol content than many others on the market. This lower content results in a soft, mellow flavour which is complete with fruity tones and it’s this lightness which makes Anglias ideal for punches and cocktails. You may have enjoyed it on a Cypriot holiday or you may simply be looking for a different flavour to add to your brandy collection.
Produced in Armenia, Ararat Akhtamar is a 10 year old brandy with a rich, fruity flavour. The brandy is made with a selection of wines and pure spring water.
Nose: Sweet, spicy nose. Hints of vanilla and plum jam. Toffee and a little potpourri.
Palate: Rounded, creamy palate entry. Notes of sultanas and creamy vanilla. Dried apricots.
Finish: Cinnamon and toasted oak.
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A young German brandy, Asbach Uralt is a warm and fruity flavoured drink which benefits from up to three years maturation in flavourful Limousin oak casks. Deep golden in colour like your traditional cognac, it has a fruitier, more vibrant flavour than your traditional cognac and its main aromas are of sweet grape and oak. Sharp on the tongue and palate cleansing, Asbach Uralt has an intense acerbic flavour which makes it perfect for sours cocktails.
A unique Spanish brandy with strong notes of grapes and raisins, Cardenal Mendoza Solera has a syrupy texture, is sweet on the palate and has a flavour profile which builds and builds. From the sweet aroma of plums and liquorice, with a light touch of espresso coffee, Cardenal Mendoza Solera has a flavour which combines these distinct flavours with additional hints of caramel to balance the bittersweet coffee notes. A perfect balance which is long and has a satisfying nutty aftertaste.
With the esteemed history that it was the first brandy sold as a Brandy de Jerez, Fundador is a classic Spanish brandy which has been pleasing palates since the 19th century. Sherry-oaked barrels give each bottle its distinct flavour and add a warmth to its hues. Rich in spices with brandy butter notes, Fundador evokes memories of Christmas pudding and finishes on a sweet apricot note. Highly memorable and a wonderful after dinner drink, enjoy it with ice.
A quintessentially French flavour, Jules Clairon Napoleon is a warm and sweet brandy which has been nurtured to develop its distinctive flavour and aroma. Small, hand selected oak barrels are used in the maturation process and help to develop the lingering caramel flavour that Jules Clairon Napoleon is known for. A balanced mix of spirits ensures the Ideal for your brandy balloon and naturally warmed in the hand after dinner.
Lepanto is the only brandy to be distilled in the city of Jerez. Established in 1886, the company's brandies are all made from Palomino grapes and aged for 15 years, the difference being the cask used. A great brandy for BBQ's and Cigars.
Superb quality brandy from well-loved producer, Osborne, the chaps behind 103 Brandy and Osborne Veterano. Made in Jerez with a blend of 100% Airen grapes, the Magno is aged in a Solera system of American oak casks which have been seasoned with Sherry. Lots of rich, plummy notes with touches of hazelnut, citrus, vanilla and honey.
Double-distilled plum brandy from Croatian maestros, Maraska, which is aged for a minimum of two years before being placed in bottles that almost look like the FA Community Shield. Almost. Serve it over ice to get the most of all those excellent natural plum flavours.
A Greek brandy which needs no introduction really, but we’ll give you one anyway! Metaxa 5 Stars is the result of a secret recipe developed in 1888 blending together plump Attica grapes and sweet grape spirits. Metaxa 5Stars has a flavour which is more raisin heavy than fruit and it has a light woody taste which works wonderfully with the mellow balance of grapes and spirits. The smoothness of Metaxa 5 Stars ensures it’s wonderful when drunk neat or splashed over ice.
One of the smoothest brandies on the market, Metaxa 7 Stars is an intense and warm fruity drink which offers intense notes of flavour delivered by the sun ripened Muscat grapes of the Aegean islands. Darker than your average brandy Metaxa 7 Stars beings on a refined fruity notes and then leads into a ripe peach and muscat balance which is followed by a semblance of spicy notes including herbal honey, carob and a touch of dried prune. Finishing on a smooth and satisfying note of black raisin, Metaxa 7 Stars is an intensely flavoured brandy you won’t forget in hurry.
Aged for five years in Hogshead barrels, Somerset Cider Brandy 5 year old is an autumnal flavour with notes of mellow spice and fruit. It’s a beautifully English flavour which evokes natural wild flowers and ripe harvest fruit. The maturation process allows the flavours to blend beautifully and develop into a soft, subtle balance which is wonderfully smooth and velvety on the palate. Produced with love in the West Country, Somerset Cider Brandy 5 year old is a real British classic.
Stock 84 is an Italian brandy which utilises the wonderfully plump Trebbiano grapes to produce a juicy and welcoming flavour. Named for the year of its creation, 1884, Stock 84 benefits from long maturation in oak vats which helps deliver its notable mellowness and the smoothness which has ensured it remains popular over a century after its creation. Fresh natural grapes come through without being overwhelming and this is ultimately a mellow, smooth drink.
Osborne’s 103 White Label brandy is a classic Brandy de Jerez and aged in casks formerly used for sherry, adding a distinctly Spanish flavour to the drink. A young brandy, 103 brings together both the flavours of the Spanish grapes and stronger fruity notes which are brought out during the maturation process. A slight hint of oak ensures the essence of a traditional brandy but with a lightness that makes it popular for long drinks and cocktails.
Those clever chaps at Maraska sure know how to put together a top notch Cherry Brandy. As with their other cherry concoctions, they use a type of cherry called Marasca to make it. Wonderfully deep flavour, rich with enough cherry goodness to make you say 'Mon cherie amour '