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Ancho Leon Brandy
NVD Ancho Leon - Ancho chili infused brandy
Ancho Leon - Ancho Chili infused brandy
NVD Ancho Leon - Ancho chili infused brandy

Ancho Leon Brandy

Napa Valley Distillery

United States of America
Napa, CA
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/ 375ml bottle

What is it? Ancho Leon is an ancho chili-infused aged Brandy. In truth, it is made similarly to other NVD favorites: Brandy Cordial and the Grand California. Ancho Leon starts its life as a 3yr aged Brandy, we then re-age the Brandy in Baby Bourbon barrels for 6-12 months so that it takes on those delightful Bourbon notes. We then add many, many, many ancho chilies to infuse for a fortnight so that the Brandy has adequate time to fully absorb the complex flavor of the ancho chilies. 

What’s in a name? Ancho chilies are the dried version of the poblano peppers common in Mexican cuisine (now ubiquitous state-side) – think chile rellenos. Ancho chilies have a deep red color and a wrinkled skin. They are sweet and smoky with a flavor slightly reminiscent of raisins. Their heat is mild to medium-hot.

Finally, Leon is lion – yes, like a tribute to the lion in our logo. The result is a unique, medium-spicy, slightly sweet liqueur of extraordinary charm and depth. We highly recommend that you try Ancho Leon in all of your standard repertoire of libations to give them a certain je ne sais quoi. Also, try your hand at creating your own bespoke libations that will delight your taste buds as much as your guests at your next cocktail soirée.

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Annabel Zammit
(Oct 30, 2017 at 8:00 PM)
I love this this. The extra bite from the peppers really hits the spot on a cold day.

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Luis Miramontes
(May 7, 2018 at 9:17 PM)
Perfect Brandy flavor with just the right amount of spice. Definitely at the top of my Brandy collection

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Dave Bond
(Nov 9, 2018 at 8:54 PM)
NEVER STOP producing this ... small batch, large batch, shot glass ... This is the most infectious concoction I've tasted in a long while. Loving every sip of this, no matter what I mix or pare it with. For a quick-fix aperitif, I find mixing 2 parts sweet vermouth : 1 part Ancho Leon Brandy very satisfying ... but I've only just scratched the surface of the depth of it's flavor profiles. LOVE IT!

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Brian Brett
(Feb 18, 2019 at 11:04 PM)
Never had brandy before, and I'm in love with yours! Definitely will buy more!

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