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.
Regular tipple of the Late Winson Churchill....
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.
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.
Made from 100% holandas spirits and aged using the traditional Criaderas y Solera system. Lepanto Solera Gran Reserva Pedro Ximenez is then aged for at least 15 years in American oak barrels; 12 in barrels previously holding Tio Pepe and three in barrels holding Noe, a 30 year old Pedro Ximenez.
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.
70cl / 40.00% - This spirit from Spanish Oak is build around a brandy that was made with Pedro Ximenez and aged in a solera system in American oak sherry barrels. So far, so normal. However, before being bottled, it's filtered through dried orange peels. This makes for a zesty flavour profile alongside the sweetness of the grapes.
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 '
An innovative eau-de-vie from Martell, which is made by finishing their acclaimed VSOP Cognac in Kentucky bourbon barrels. This finishing process adds rich aromatic tones to Martell's delicate, pure Cognac, layering the characteristic candied fruit and plum notes with vanilla and toasted oak.
Copper Republic Honeybush Wood Finish Brandy is an African fynbos influenced Cape Brandy. Double distilled in copper potstills using only the finest grapes from the Western Cape region of South Africa, then slow aged in ex-bourbon casks and finished with African Honeybush wood, this is a brandy that celebrates unique indigenous flavours.