Longueville House Distillery was Irelend's first micro distillery (est 1985) and Ireland's fourth distillery to gain a licence for distilling spirits.
Longueville House Apple Brandy is a double distillation (ABV 40%) of our own cider. Our distillery uses the Republic of Ireland's only flame fed antique copper pot stills and worm tub coil condensers.
Once the cider is fermented, resulting in a rich amber colour it is poured into pot stills where it is double distilled into an apple brandy.
The Brandy is stored in French oak barrels, where it is aged for between four and six years to mature. During the maturing process, the brandy draws out the tannins, vanilla, oak and smokiness from the oak wood. The resulting brandy is rich with the aroma of apples, smooth and full bodied on the palate.
Our Brandy develops a rich, dark colour after four years resting in the oak barrels.
A fantastic after dinner drink served straight up, no need for ice or a mixer, warm the brandy in a brandy balloon in the palm of your hand to release all those wonderful tastes, flavours and aromas or add to coffee for a unique Irish Coffee - we call it “Longueville Coffee”.