Somerset Cider Brandy Royal 3 Year
Somerset Cider Brandy Company // Somerset, England
Somerset is a county in Southwest England, and since 2011, has a Protected Geographical Indication status for its production of Cider Brandy (also known in other regions as Apple Brandy). The Somerset Cider Brandy Company & Burrow Hill Cider Company produce their brandies predominantly using apples that they grow in their own orchards. The remainder come from surrounding family farms. This bottling is aged for 3 years in small oak barrels.
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.
"This brandy is full of dark spices and the fruit seems more savory than sweet. The fruit becomes a little more apparent on the palate and though there is sweetness, it is just a small dose. There's a little green herbaceous note found as well. The brandy moves quickly through its flavors, however; first sweet, then fruit, then spice, and before ending with an alcohol bite. Would fare better as a cooking aid or in a cocktail; it's not really sipping material."