You will need
  • - a bottle of cognac;
  • glass.
The most popular brands of Armenian brandy "Nairi" (extract 20), "Ararat", "Select" (this is the first-born of Armenian brandies), "Akhtamar", "Noy Vlastelin", "IKE"", "Yubileiniy" and "Holiday". Among the producers of Armenian brandy can be, the Yerevan brandy factory, company Great Valley and Yerevan brandy-wine factory.
All Armenian cognacs are classified as vintage and ordinary. Ordinary include the following spirits: "three-stars" (made with alcohol three years of exposure), "four stars" (extract alcohol not less than four years) and "five stars" (alcohol extracts of five). Vintage Armenian brandy: cognacs aged (KV) from spirits aged 6-7 years aged brandy high quality (KVVK) of alcohol with 8-10 years of aging, the cognac old (KS) using a decade of alcohol, very old cognac (OS) and collection of Armenian cognac.
Make sure that before you do the Armenian cognac, even in the store. The legendary Armenian brandy produced by the Yerevan brandy company, poured into branded bottles dark green color. In this case the glass must be without defects and inclusions.
Please note on the cork: the bottle cap should be gold. It must be a logo of the manufacturer, and over it another transparent logo with protective hologram. Turn the bottle on its bottom must be pressed the inscription "ArArAt".
Look at the top label: it must be stated the name of the cognac and its exposure, and on her indelible paint applied computer nadbavka, which indicates the date of bottling of the beverage and the first three letters of his name.
Move the eyes on the bottom label. It should contain the following information: the words "Armenian cognac", the company logo and the name of the liquor in Russian and Armenian languages. Under the title must indicate the manufacturer - Yerevan brandy factory.
But that's not all: take a look at the back label. It must contain the following information: a legend that linked directly with this brand of Armenian brandy, its name, address of the manufacturer information and also a barcode.
All ordinary Armenian brandy produced by the company Great Valley, bottled in a frosted bottle. Look at the label: it in large letters, should be made the inscription "Armenian cognac", which apply the company's logo – a lion. Please note the back label: it must be specified by the manufacturer (Great Valley), and exclusive provider of the Armenian elite drinks in Russia - TD "rusimport".
To check the authenticity of the offer you of Armenian brandy in the tasting. Pour in a glass of cognac, and slightly inclining the glass, rotate it around the axis. Watch carefully for traces that leaves behind on the walls of glass of this beverage.
If the drink slowly runs down the sides of the bowl leaving a smooth trace, so before you quality Armenian cognac. The footprints left in the glass for five seconds, talking about the fact that cognac 5-8 years of aging. If footprints are visible for 15 seconds – you have purchased a brandy for about 20 years.
The aroma of authentic Armenian brandy is a sophisticated palette, combining the smell of vanilla, almonds and juicy grapes. The taste of this luxury drink is slightly tart, but very soft.