Imported and Very Special indeed- Hartley Brandy is the best quality for value in the brandy segment. Made in Italy, with true Italian craftsmanship, Hartley is smooth and instantly recognizable as superior.
The bright copper color brings to mind the old-world alembic stills that produced the magnificent Tipple. The rich aroma of fresh buttered rum cake wafts through the nose. The palate is an opulent smorgasbord of rich fruits. Asian pear, orange peel and juicy apricots drizzle with vanilla are accentuated by the tart alcohol. The finish is clean and crisp leaving the senses refreshed.
Posted by Unknown on 21st Feb 2013
definitely not the best brandy I've had, but surely not the worst. I can taste the pear, but there is a smokiness about it that I'm not exactly crazy about. Yes, I'm a brandy snob. I'll order it again in a pinch, for sure. It's better than going without!