First time trying it. It was great
Brandy /40% ABV / Mexico
Aged for more than 3 years in white oak barrels, Presidente Solera Brandy is the top selling spirit in Mexico, along with being one of the best selling brandies in the world.View all products by Pedro DomecqCalifornia Residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING
Billy Peoples.Verified BuyerVerified Buyer Alan C.
If they could bottle the first half of this brandy and leave out the end, it would be absolutely fantastic. It seems completely natural, and starts out , not "vanilla" and not anything else other than grape goodness, Round and smooth. Then, it gets spiky. Then, it has an aftertaste which I and others can only describe as being reminiscent of Tequila. I first tried this brandy 40 years ago, and thought it was awful. Upon revisiting it, it is much better than I remembered it, but that aftertaste is something that would take some getting used to. It is easy to see why people like this, but it is different. Obvious quality, though. I doubt, however, I'll buy it again. Just not my thing.
Michelle H.Verified BuyerVerified Buyer
I never recieved my order! This is the second time. I hope I'm getting a refund
WilliamVerified BuyerVerified Buyer
My go to with some mexican coke ?
Brandy is predominantly sweet and fruity, generally between 40-50% ABV and often aged for several years before its final blending and bottling.
Some more regulated types of brandy, including Cognac and Armagnac, are required to age for a minimum amount of time in oak barrels, though most distillers opt to age their brandies for significantly longer, which improves the quality and undoubtedly raises the price per bottle. On the whole, brandies are aged between three to five years, though some premium varieties surpass 10 years or more.
Besides apples and grapes, other popular fruits employed in brandy making include plums, cherries, peaches, apricots and pears; it’s a truly varied liquor depending on the geography and the culture where it’s crafted.
Aging brandy in charred oak barrels helps further develop its complex flavors, as well as the final blending process by which water and other brandies are balanced and combined.
Keeping the brandy a bit warmer or adding a little water can further develop the aromas and overall flavor.
Brandy is a popular ingredient in fruit-based cocktails as well, like colorful sangrias and zesty sidecars; because of its sweetness, brandy tends to appear in dessert recipes, often soaked with coffee in delicacies like tiramisu.