Soberano Solera Brandy de Jerez
González Byass // Jerez, Spain
Soberano is a brand offshoot of González-Byass that has existed since at least 1913. The brandy is produced from the must of the Airén grape variety grown in La Mancha, distilled in a column still. The distillate is then brought to Jerez, where it is aged in ex-bourbon-turned-sherry barrels, set up in a solera system.
SpanishBrandy distilled in Spain, with Brandy de Jerez being the most common type. Brandy de Jerez is typically produced from the Airén grape from La Mancha and can be either column-distilled or pot-distilled. Must be aged in the Jerez region, though typically distilled elsewhere. It must be aged in oak that has previously held sherry wine and is usually aged in a Solera system.
"Roasted coffee and toffee emanates from the glass and washes over the palate. Cashews, marzipan and caramel add a chewy richness. This is all brought together with cinnamon spice, pear, orange rind, and a hint of cigar-box tobacco aromas, heading off into a slightly hot finish. "