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Brandy - Lechaim Kosher XO Brandy
Negev, Israel

 

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Lechaim Kosher XO Brandy, Negev, Israel
Imported by Aiko LLC., Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

PROOF: 80 (40%)
TYPE: Brandy, International (Israeli)
AGE: Unknown
PRICE: $25.00 750ML

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"Claret is the liquor for boys; port for men; but he who aspires to be a hero must drink brandy."  

Samuel Johnson

Notes: This is a Israeli Brandy - made in the Negev Desert and aged in French oak casks. One of the few brandies to be certified as kosher. Not much else is known about this brand.

Appearance: Attractive red/gold color, leaves thin coat and some legs on swirling. Could be mistaken for a bourbon in color.

First Impression: Dried fruits, apricots, raisins, vanilla, prunes caramel, and almonds. A sweetish vanilla and honey smell with muscat/muscatel and other heavy intense grapes and a melange of spice. Almost like a jam in intensity.

Taste: Sweeter and thicker than most brandies with intense vanilla, honey, cinnamon and allspice flavors, dark fruits, then black pepper and a rather hot finish. Lets you know you are drinking brandy. Almost sweet enough to classify as a liqueur.

Drinks: Not really sure what to do with it frankly. Very intensely flavored.

Bottle: Clear glass, wine bottle shaped with a combination of clear plastic and paper labels

Other: Twice-distilled and aged in small casks.

Final Thoughts: A heavy, fruity and spiced brandy that reminds us of a cross between Asbach Uralt and Navan. While interesting, we are really at a loss as to how to mix it.

Website: http://www.aikollc.com  

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