Somerset Cider Brandy 10 Year
Somerset Cider Brandy Company // Somerset, England
All of the apples for the Cider Brandy (called Apple brandy elsewhere) comes from the Somerset area, most from the brand's own orchards, but some fruit comes from surrounding family farms. Up to 40 different apples are used and have names such as Tremlett's Bitter, Brown Snout, and Stoke Red. The stills used are gas-fired, copper continuous-stills named Josephine and Fifi which can distill up to 2000 gallons of cider per day.
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.
"The apples on the nose appear to be a mix of dried apples and of dried cherries. The barrel spices are well integrated in the brandy. The fruit finish seems to stay with you and provides a pleasant aftertaste which would lend well to a hunk of English cheddar."