Longueville House Irish Apple Brandy
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Once the cider is made, resulting in a rich amber colour it is poured into pot stills where it is distilled into an apple brandy. This brandy is stored in French oak barrels where it is aged for four years to mature. During the maturing process, the brandy draws out the tannins from the oak wood. The resulting brandy is rich with the aroma of apples, smooth and full bodied on the palate. It develops a rich, dark colour after four years resting in the oak barrels. It is then bottled in 1litre glass and sold as Longueville House Irish Apple Brandy.
Longueville House Apple Brandy is sold at the hotel and in independent off licences, restaurants, hotels and gastro pubs nationwide.
Use as an ideal after dinner drink served straight up or add to coffee for a unique Irish Coffee. In warmer weather it makes a delicious cocktail, just add some ice, fresh apple juice, soda water & fresh mint to a shot of brandy for a long cooling cocktail during the warm days of summer.
Recent Apple Brandy Awards:
- Georgina Campbell's Natural Food Award 2014 for Longueville House Irish Apple Brandy
- Irish Food Awards/ Blas Na hEireann Gold Award 2013
- IWSC Bronze Award 2009
Longueville House Apple Brandy has won a Gold Award at the 6th Annual Blas na hEireann, Irish Food Awards 2013. These National Irish Food Awards celebrate and reward the very best tasting Irish food and drink products, and the passionate, driven producers who make it. All Irish companies, North and South, are invited to submit products that are commercially available to the public in three outlets. These products are then tasted by over 60 judges, in two tranches, resulting in the winning products being awarded Gold, Silver and Bronze medals in more than 50 categories. This is the biggest blind tasting of produce in the country, and the criteria on which the product is judged as well as the judging system itself was created by the Food Sciences Department of UCC. The Blas na hEireann Awards is a non-for profit organisation, and was created by a group of Irish producers so that quality benchmarks could be established for Irish produce on a level playing field. All products entered must be submitted by the producer, regardless of whether the product is made for own label or is branded.
October 2013: Representatives of the very best of Irish hospitality gathered at Bord Bia in Dublin on October 8th, for the announcement of the 2014 Georgina Campbell Awards, associated with the respected Georgina Campbell’s Ireland independent hospitality guides. Longueville House Cider and Irish Apple Brandy won the Natural Food Award. “Longueville House Cider is a gorgeously refreshing drink - and as far from commercially produced ‘cider’ as can be imagined. And their Irish Apple Brandy is unique - the perfect gift.”