A journey through time
The history of brandy blends with the history of the European continent. Although the process of distillation was known to mankind for a long time, it was not until the eighteenth century, during the Islamic invasions of the Iberian Peninsula, that the method began to be used in alcoholic beverages. In the pursuit of knowledge and wealth, Arab alchemists believed that wine distillation could result in gold.
They were not completely incorrect
Initially, wine was distilled as a way of preserving the beverage and facilitating transportation for merchants venturing on European roads, who benefited from the loss of beverage volume when paying taxes and in carrying less weight.
In Holland, the drink’s main destination, the liquid became known as “bradwijn”, meaning “burnt wine”. The denomination gradually changed until it reached the current name: brandy. And in the eighteenth century the drink was consolidated as one of the most sophisticated in Europe, gaining more spread in England and France.
Attested to origin
Over time, different regions created their own unique methods for producing brandy. In southern Spain, privileged by the mild temperatures and the influence of the sea breeze, came the Brandy de Jerez. Produced with specially selected grapes and aged by the unique solera system, the result was a full-bodied drink, marked by aroma, and of undeniable quality.
Brandy in Brazil
In the new chapter of this long journey, Brandy de Jerez arrives in Brazil. Allied with the internationally recognized quality of the Osborne group, leader in the category, the drink arrives to conquer another country. From Jerez to you. Salud.