A top quality Armenian brandy that dates back 1887, whilst little known in Western Europe, Ararat is very popular in the countries that surround its home nation. Indeed, it supplied the Imperial Court of Russia at one time.
Ararat Dvin takes its name from the medieval capital of Armenian. The spirit is produced with local Armenian grapes, and after distillation only a thin selection of the “heart of the spirit” is taken. A “Reserve” brandy, it has been aged for longer than standard in oak casks.
The final result is a wonderfully well oaked brandy, with notes of cigar smoke, wood spice, vanilla, toffee, hazelnut chocolates, cloves, vanilla, toffee, sweet grapes and pressed flowers.
An excellent alternative to the more expensive French Cognacs, this is not a bottling to be over looked.