Gran Duque d'Alba Solera Grand Reserva

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Gran Duque d'Alba
Gran Duque d'Alba Solera Grand Reserva
CountrySpain
RegionJerez
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    Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2018
BackgroundFounded in 1877 by two British brothers-in-law, Alexander Williams and Arthur Humbert, Willams & Humbert signature brands are Dry Sack Sherry, Gran Duque D'Alba Brandy, and Dos Maderas Rum. Over the years, the company has grown to more than 1,200 acres of vineyards in Jerez and to include the largest bodega in Europe,with capacity for 60,000 casks of sherry and brandy. Gran Duque DAlba was first launched in 1945 and named for the Great Duke of Alba, Fernando lvarez de Toledo y Pimentel, an important historic figure responsible for ennobling the House of Alba. Today, Gran Duque D'Alba is known for exceptional brandies made in the traditional Solera method.
ColorMahogany with gold highlights.
NoseComplex aromas of oak, prune and sherry.
PalateMedium-dry, smooth and full-bodied with hints of vanilla, caramel, chocolate, and orange, with a long finish.
AnalysisAlcohol: 40 %
Serving SuggestionsBest served at room temperature. Serve in a brandy snifter neat or on ice.

 

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The Brandy Cocktail