Shakmat 23 Year Old

Shakmat 23 Year Old

(0.75l, 40%)

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Shakmat — a hidden gem of flavor and tradition

Shakmat (or shakhmat) is the Armenian word for Chess. But our Shakmat is so much more than a game. It is a symbol. A symbol of life, persistence, patience, and wisdom of a people that do not fall, even when held in check.

Shakmat 23YO is a premium brandy originating from the birthplace of winemaking. It is an embodiment of Armenia’s two national treasures – Chess and Konyak. The time has come for Armenian brandy to reclaim its rightful place on the World Spirits map. 

Every decision we made, from the selection of grape varieties, distillation techniques, distillates and the final blend, was to ensure Shakmat is a refined, extraordinary spirit which preserves the DNA of an authentic Armenian brandy. Creating Shakmat required a lot of planning, a few sacrifices and just like in a passionate chess game, some strategic moves. We made the right ones at the right time and now we’re inviting YOU to be the judge of the gameplay.— Grisa & Jugo, Flaviar founders

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  • Category
  • Style
    Armenian Brandy
  • Country
  • Alcohol
  • Age
    23 Year Old
  • Maturation
    Caucasian Oak

Flavour Spiral™

About The Flavour Spiral

dried plums
black pepper
What does Shakmat 23 Year Old taste like?

The Flavour Spiral™ shows the most common flavours that you'll taste in Shakmat 23 Year Old and gives you a chance to have a taste of it before actually tasting it.

We invented Flavour Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.
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Brandies can help digestion, so they are perfect after meals, they were and are still considered as medicine.

Tasting Notes

Shakmat offers an abundance of exciting flavors including dried fruits (plums, raisins), walnuts, cloves, tobacco, molasses, vanilla, oak, and a bit of black pepper. It takes a well-known and loved flavor profile and elevates it.
Ratings & Reviews
While I understand the concept of "crafted" liquor, the guy in this story would have been a very young man if he started making this 23 years ago... where are the notes on the base spirit? What exactly was aged for 23 years, and how much of what has been done since then is new? Where - in other words - did the sourced 23 year old brandy come from?
Shakmat is a blend of different brandies that were sourced from multiple Armenian distilleries and cellars, but we cannot disclose the sources due to contractual obligations. The brandies used in the blend were 20-25 year old with an average of 23 years and not a single drop of a young or unaged brandy was used in the blend. It took us more than a year of developing, blending and tasting until Shakmat was ready. You can read more about the process here:
I would love to try it. Before I buy it. The concept, the story, the flavor profile are all very interesting but to buy a whole bottle before trying it is a preposterous concept. I, and I believe many more Flaviar community members, would be willing to buy more of the special, unique alcohols developed by Flaviar if we could first try, or even pay to purchase small samples of the various exclusive spirits that Flaviar offers.
Thatโ€™s exactly why I joined this club! To have the opportunity to try before I buy...
I agree also!!
so smooth
If it doesn't ship until late December, how would you know that?
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