Torres Jaime I 30 Year Old Brandy
is named for the founder of the House, Jaime Torres Vendrell. It’s a blend of brandies from their oldest soleras, including Parellada wines originally destined for the Torres 10 aged for an extra amount of time and a small amount of their rare 1972 Folle Blanche eaux-de-vie. After a double distillation in a copper still following the traditional Charentais method, the brandy is aged using the solera system. The work of Gaudí inspired the Jaime I bottle, designed by Japanese architect Tanaka.
Torres Jaime I 30 Year Old Brandy is deep, rich and dark amber in colour. It displays a concentrated complex bouquet, with marked overtones of coconut, dried fruits and spices, typical of lengthy ageing. Round and lush, it has the smoothness that characterises great brandies. Jaime I is complex, majestic, with a lingering finish that leaves a velvety imprint on the palate.
Torres Jaime I 30 Year Old Brandy by Bodegas Torres has also recently been honoured with another award in a competition on the other side of the Atlantic: the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, in its 15th edition, has selected Jaime I as the Best Spanish Brandy, giving it a double gold medal, the highest distinction. But it’s not only their top brandy that’s winning awards: both Torres 20 and Torres 10 were awarded a gold medal and a double gold medal respectively at the same competition.
These awards are in recognition of the quality of the Bodegas Torres brandies, which this year achieved a meritorious tenth place in the ‘Best Selling Brands’ and an eighth place in the ‘Top Trending Brands’ chart, according to the rankings published by British magazine Drinks International, based on the opinion of the 100 best bars in the world.