Longueville House Apple Brandy (est 1985) is a double distillation (ABV 40%) of our own cider using 3 antique copper pot stills in our distillery. 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 four 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”.
"Panna Colada" Cocktail by Cask "Sugar and Spice" Cocktail by Chapter One
"Longueville House Irish Apple Brandy 2010 Vintage"
"Deep bronze in colour. Welcoming aromas of toasty oak, sweet shops, orange sherbet, rose water, parma violets, lilac pollen, dried citrus peel, apple strudel, cinnamon and nutmeg. Smooth and velvety in the mouth with a pleasantly refreshing character. Not at all overly oaked or harsh. Flavours of spiced apple, cinnamon, stem ginger, nutmeg, lilac, violet, rose and other flowers. The finish has toasty oak, citrus peel, grapefruit and apple cake flavours."
Al Higgins Master Taster
Celtic Whiskey Shop
Recent Apple Brandy Awards:
Georgina Campbell's Natural Food Award 2014 for Longueville House Irish Apple Brandy
Irish Food & Drinks Award/ Blas Na hEireann Gold Medal Award 2013, 2014, 2015, Finalist 2016 & 2017. (The only Irish Spirit to have ever won Gold three years in a row, back to back at Blas na hEireann and that was up against all the Irish Whiskey's)