"During his reign in the 10th century, King Gagik I of the Bagratuni dynasty chose to build a luxurious royal residence on Akhtamar Island, situated on Lake Van in the heart of the medieval Duchy of Greater Armenia. The spacious palace was surrounded by gardens and orchards. The name of the island was inspired by the legend of Princess Tamar and her love for a handsome young man who drowned in the harsh waters of Lake Van with the words 'Ah, Tamar'.
"Beautiful amber color with a touch of copper. Lively and elegant aroma. Beeswax, hazelnut and oak bark with traces of vanilla and dried plum dominate the bouquet. Rounded, hidden, sweetish taste unfolds gradually offering you a temptingly long aftertaste. Light dryness in the end is counter-balanced by shades of cinnamon. " —producer
"The legendary Nairi people inhabited the Kingdom of Urartu that stretched along the shores of Lake Van. The 'Country of Rivers', a rival of the Assyrian Empire, consisted of 23 affluent regions. One of the most powerful ones was the 'Land of Nairi', the forerunner of today's Armenia, renowned for its impregnable capital Tushpa. To ensure adequate supplies of fresh water the city had a 70-kilometer long canal, which allowed it to withstand many long sieges.
"Beautiful deep dark amber color. Pleasing glow and spotless transparency. Harmonious, silky, complex and refined texture. Balsamic fragrance and transition to cedar tones. Rich and complex taste with a pleasant long-lasting aftertaste. Refined combination of fried bread and cloves is counterbalanced by tinges of cinnamon and honey." —producer
"The Mighty Ani, the capital of the Bagratuni Kingdom, was first mentioned by Armenian chroniclers in the 5th century as the 'city of 1001 churches' or 'city of forty gates.' It was already the most important hub of its time for the various caravans journeying along the Silk Road, and the population of Ani reached as many as two hundred thousand people. The capital of the Bagratuni Kingdom rivaled the greatest cities of the time — Constantinople, Baghdad and Cairo. Its numerous temples, palaces and fortifications were amongst the most technologically and architecturally advanced in Europe. The main gate of the city that survived to this day depicts a leopard — the symbol of Ani. Ani is an amber color with a spark of chocolate. Bright, spicy and fresh aroma. Light overtones of orange and vanilla with a touch of almond in the bouquet. Intense and long-lasting taste. Clearly expressed sweetness makes it more rounded. Transition to the shades of lemon and dried fig, slightly acidic aftertaste." —producer
"The delightful 10-year-old brandy Dvin is the first masterpiece of the ArArAt Exclusive Collection, created in 1945 by Markar Sedrakyan, master-blender of the Yerevan Brandy Company. The legendary blend named after the legendary medieval capital of Armenia, Dvin is the embodiment of a new bright and modern image. The crown of the Arshakids represents a new symbol, the reigning dynasty during Dvin's most prosperous times. Merchant caravans were a reminder of several centuries when Dvin was an important trading center on the Great Silk Road, and one of the greatest cities in the Oriental world, known for its incredible luxury. The heritage and wealth of the medieval city is reflected in the magnificence and complexity of this unique brandy. Thanks to extra-long ageing in oak barrels, Dvin acquires a rich amber color with nuances of deep mahogany. The subtle aroma of cloves is ideally balanced by the notes of dried fruit, and the bright tinges of forest nuts reveal the spicy, rich flavor of the brandy." —producer
"The flawless Ararat Erebuni blend is made up of more than thirty rare and vintage spirits that have been biding their time in the cellars of the Yerevan Brandy Company. They impart the brandy its rich amber color with touches of mahogany. The oldest spirit in the blend dates back to 1934 and underscores the exceptional status of this brandy. The precious blend of Ararat Erebuni 30-year-old brandy features exquisite fragrance and velvety flavor. The aroma of dried fruit gently and harmoniously combines with hints of toasted hazelnut, delivering the pleasant tartness of aged oak combined with apricot and smoky plums." —producer
"From the moment it was created, Benedictine met with worldwide success, even as far afield as the United States. In the 1930s, during Prohibition in the United States, a barman at Club 21 in Manhattan came up with the idea of mixing brandy with the Benedictine liqueur.The drink rapidly became famous under the name of B&B (Benedictine & Brandy), to the extent that, in 1937, it was decided to produce B&B at the Palais. Nevertheless, a slight improvement was made to the original recipe because now it is cognac and not brandy that is added to the Benedictine. The cognac is added during the final blending operation before the last four months of ageing.This harmonious marriage of cognac and Benedictine gives B&B remarkable lightness and a mouth-watering mellow softness." —producer
"The alcohol produced from rare fruit — blackberry — bares a nose that is
surprisingly soft though not too sweet. Often confused with its sister
fruits, the blueberry and raspberry, this exotic Eastern European
blackberry possesses a multi-various array of textures and tastes that
will stimulate even the most sophisticated palate." —producer
"Boulard Calvados is the first name in super-premium Calvados, the celebrated apple-based spirit unique to the Normandy region of France. Boulard Calvados VSOP is a Calvados from Pays d'Auge. It is crafted from ciders which are produced in the geographical area of Pays d'Auge, which is included in the Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée Calvados zone. Calvados Boulard VSOP is issued of blendings of different Calvados Pays d'Auge from 4 to 10 years old. They will stay in the casks for the necessary time to obtain a perfect blend. Gold amber colour. Rich fruity nose with a light woody touch, toasted nut notes and hint of brioche. On the palate, well-balanced harmony between vanilla, wood and ripe apple compote purée due to aging in small French oak casks. Velvet, elegant and delicate lingering finish, balancing fruit and vanilla." —producer
"Blended from the best wine brandies and spirits, 1920 is one of the oldest and finest labels od C.R.F. It has a golden color, smooth taste and subtle flavor. Dark golden colour. It has a very smooth taste with a touch of vanilla and a slight wooded aroma" -Producer