Here comes a tasting of another special Brandy: Fernando the Castilla Unico by Bodegas Rey Fernando de Castilla from Jerez de la Frontera.
This Brandy seems to be mainly unknown outside of Spain. And if you see a Fernando de Castilla it is the “normal” Solera Gran Reserva.
The Unico is produced in limited quantities and the color of this Brandy is a give away already. Its darker tones tell a tale of long aged Brandy. And indeed this Brandy delivers! Sweet notes of dried fruit and candice sugar melt in this very refined drink that is up there with the best. A truly classic representative of Spanish Brandy de Jerez combining all its virtues in one glass.
Staying on the virtues: While I believe that the Carlos I Imperial is actually an excellent Brandy that is showing all the characteristic of Brandy de Jerez, the Fernando de Castilla is doing this as well while being more elegant and smooth at the same time. If there is anything negative I can say it is that I wish that the finish would be a tad bit longer.
A true connoisseurs drink that will never disappoint you!