Seven Tails XO Brandy

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Bottle size: 70cl
£ 34.95
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Vintage: Non-vintage

Aged: 3 years

Product of: Product of France France

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"We blend French brandy with Cognac and Armagnac then rest in port casks to create Seven Tails XO", so Joel Fraser, the brand's co-founder proudly told us. He went on to say,

"The younger brandies offer vibrant fruit and freshness, needed for shaking in cocktails and the eldest Armagnacs giving structure and length, Cognac rounds it out. We wanted a brandy that worked in fun everyday drinks such as [Very] French Martini, Espresso Martini and Clover Clubs and not just brandy classics like Juleps and Sazeracs or swirled around a balloon in Mayfair members clubs.

"Enjoy neat, mixed with ginger ale of fresh-pressed apple juice or shaken in your favourite cocktail, not just your favourite brandy cocktail either, as we say; its better with brandy."

The blend comprises brandies aged 3 to 30 years, moving to 5 to 30 years in summer 2020.

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Review and Tasting


Sampled on 14/01/2020

Appearance:

Clear, deep amber with glints of polished copper.

Aroma:

Hazelnut, pecan pie, dark chocolate, green grapes, blackberry and caramel.

Taste:

Toasted/burnt peacan nuts, black pepper and cinnamon spice, sweet blackcurrant/blackberry, rich dark chocolate sandalwood and mushroom soup.

Aftertaste:

Blackcurrant and blackberry, chocolate cake, cream-of-soda vanilla, cinnamon and black pepper spice.

Overall:

Notes of pecan nuts, dark chocolate and blackcurrant/blackberry fruit with cinnamon and black pepper spice characterise this French brandy which although young also boasts mushroom-like rancio notes.

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Barcode UPC: 3 182361 015026
Bottle Size: 700 ml
Closure: Agglomerated cork stopper

More about Seven Tails XO Brandy

Produced by: Armagnac Ducastaing
UK distribution by: Spirit Cartel

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