Doing the Wine & Spirit Education Trust – WSET – Level 2 Spirits Course a few years ago opened my palate to spirit categories I hadn’t appreciated before.
Brandy being one of them.
This St Rémy bottle is a leftover from that course.
You have to taste a variety of spirits to pick out the characteristics of each category.
It looks like a whiskey.
The nose is sweet & fruity.
Soft, smooth & mellow on the palate.
Finishes with a gentle oaky spice.
An easy approachable drinker to sit back & mull over – if it wasn’t for the phylloxera epidemic of the 1860’s that wiped out most of the grapevines worldwide – could brandy have been as big as whiskey?
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