Grape composition makes this a spirit with subtle complexity and incredible length. Cool looking bottle and the packaging is stunning. Best enjoyed neat.
Torres 20 Brandy
Brandy /40% ABV / Spain
- Liquor Flavor
- Tasting Notes
- Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Oak, Vanilla, Velvety
- Years Aged
Most award winning brandy chosen for several years as the Best Brandy in the World at contests like the International Wine & Spirits Competition. An aged brandy distilled from Parellada & Ugni Blanc. Both varietals are distilled separately twice in traditional stills. Fine, dark amber-colored. A deep, warm aroma, with traces of dried fruit and nuts. It exhibits elegant hints of spices (vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg). It is round, intensely velvety and lush on the palate, with a lingering aftertaste typical of its noble origin and aristocratic aging. This brandy is obtained by double distillation of selected wines (high acidity and low alcohol contents). The distillates are aged in oak barrels.View all products by Torres BrandyCalifornia Residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING
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.