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Armenian Brandy

Brandy's big business in Armenia. After all, they've been purportedly distilling Wine to make their Brandy since the 12th century.

The drink of Russian czars, Armenian Brandy is made from grapes that are then double-distilled in oak casks—much like its Cognac cousin.

But don't call it a Cognac, lest your raise the ire of the appellation d'origine.
Definition of Armenian Brandy
Armenian Brandy is made using Armenian grape varietals, is aged in oak barrels for at least three years andis produces and bottled in Armenia.
Napolen Brandy: 
XO (extra old) Brandy or also known as “Napoleon,” named after the conqueror himself, refers to Brandy aged at least six years.
Is Brandy a Whisky?
These are two completely separate drinks, with distinct taste and texture, made from different ingredients, using different process. The key difference is that Whisky is made from fermented grain, whereas Brandy is made from fermented fruit.  
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Armenian Brandy
After sneaking into the 1900 International Exhibition in Paris as a Cognac, Shustov & Son's Armenian Brandy won a blind tasting and the Grand Prix. They were then granted the right to legally call their product Cognac, even though it had not been produced in the Cognac region. Cheers to a proper hoodwinking!
Armenian Brandy
Turns out, Brandy’s a pretty decent meteorologist. Back in the 1600s, the Spirit was used in thermometers before it was replaced by mercury.
Armenian Brandy
Armenian Brandy, also known as “Konyak” or “Kanyak,” has been a favorite among celebrities and powerful leaders throughout history, including Nero, Joseph Stalin, Winston Churchill, Frank Sinatra, and mystery writer Agatha Christie.
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The Making of Shakmat Brandy | Alexis Ohanian x Flaviar
The Making of Shakmat Brandy | Alexis Ohanian x Flaviar
Alexis Ohanian x Flaviar - Shakmat Brandy COMING SOON
Alexis Ohanian x Flaviar - Shakmat Brandy COMING SOON
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