Laird's 12 year old Rare Apple Brandy (750ml)

SKU #680069 90-95 points Wine Enthusiast

 Smells appealingly of baked apple, nutmeg, oak, and pine. Wonderful palate entry tastes of raisins, dates, apple pastry, pineapple and maple. Finishes gracefully and assertively tart.  (5/2006)

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Special order items are not in stock and are dependent upon quantity available from distribution. All special orders are final and non-refundable. Fans of Calvados should try this lovely American apple brandy, made with apples grown in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley.

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Staff Image By: Mahon McGrath | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 2/27/2012 | Send Email
The twelve year is fully sweet in comparison to the seven and a half. Oak may be said to have become the majority partner in the firm. The texture is now oily and rich. The nose suggests apple and vanilla layered on top of each other until they seem to interpenetrate and lose their individual characters. How does it taste? Maple and cedar here meet crème anglais and crumble crust with toasted coconut, with warm, spicy cooked apple something-or-other dessert following it before a final, mouthwatering suggestion of salt on the finish. Imagine something like the Laird’s Bonded backwards and reduced to a quintessence—not nearly as kinky as it sounds.

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