Yerevan Brandy Company
Legendary Armenian brandy is more than just a drink. It is a cultural and historical heritage of Armenia. Due to its flavor and taste you can feel the Armenian spirit.
The culture of wine making in Armenia goes back centuries, and the Armenian brandy that is famous around the world today appeared at the end of the 19th century. The leading enterprise of Armenia for the production of this drink is Yerevan Brandy Company. It is commonly known with its famous brand ARARAT. But how did Armenian brandy (cognac) become so famous? Let's speak a little bit about the history of Armenian legend.
The production of Armenian brandy can be traced to 1887, when an upper guild merchant named Nerses Tairyants built the country's first combined winery and distillery on the site of the former fortress of Yerevan. In 1899 the company was acquired by a Russian industrial company “Shustov and Sons”. In 1900, he anonymously sent several bottles of his brandy for judging at an exhibition in Paris. The professional jury unanimously awarded the unidentified vintner the Grand-Prix. When they discovered that the winner was not French, they made an exception to the traditional rules and allowed Shustov to label his brandy "cognac." In 1913, the distillery produced 82,500 buckets of brandy, and Nikolai Shustov was named official purveyor to the Russian Imperial Court.
The soviet era gave the world a whole range of legendary ARARAT brandies, while the Yerevan Brandy Company was given monumental building on the right bank of the Hrazdan river.
Of course this is not the whole history. You can get acquainted with many fascinating details, if you just visit the Ararat Museum, which is located inside the walls of the monumental Yerevan Brandy Company.
But wait. There is more to come. Visiting Yerevan Brandy Company you will follow the production phases of brandy making and enjoy the delicious taste and flavor of different kinds of ARARAT brandies. You will also know what "part of angels" means in terms of making brandy.