Shakmat Armenian Brandy 23 Year
Shakmat // Armenia
This Armenian brandy was made in collaboration between Flaviar and Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian. The name means "chess" in Armenian, which, second to enjoying "Konyak", is one of Armenia's most beloved traditions. This blended XO is made from indigenous grapes and made using a continuous column still and a double distillation process in French alembic stills.
Other BrandyBrandy distilled from any type of fruit-based wine produced anywhere in the world. Not referring to any of the designated or protected areas such as Cognac, Armagnac, Calvados, etc.
Cask Typewhite oak
"This 23 year old Armenian brandy is an intriguing offering, with aromas of raisin and a palate that brings to mind PX sherry or botrytized wine. An upfront sweetness gives way to notes of vanilla, date, and almond. Approachable yet complex, it would make an enjoyable after dinner pour or likely pair wonderfully with a cheese course."