Matured in small oak barrels for five years. Company’s flagship brandy for restaurants, the five year old has traded some of the overwhelming apples and cider characteristics of the three year old for creaminess.
This has lost some of the apple of Somerset Royal but is smoother and far more complex with a velvety palate and a sweet spicy aftertaste. It is nice and warming, whilst the apple flavours linger and develop. More of oak than in the three-year-old, a hint of cider, vanilla and cream notes with an earthy flavour too. The aftertaste is mostly warming, and the creaminess of the cider brandy lingers at the back of the tongue.
HOW TO ENJOY
It is very much an after dinner brandy.