Yerevan Brandy Company
‘The fairyland of the world-famous Armenian brandy’, Yerevan Brandy Company (www.ybc.am; Admiral Isakov Poghota; working hours 10am-5pm Mon-Fri, tours by appointment) runs fun tours with generous tastings from its iconic premises by the Hrazdan River. Other Armenian brandy companies such as Great Valley are neophytes compared to the Yerevan Brandy Company, now part of the French Pernot-Ricard group. The company has cellars of barrels dating back to the 19th century, including one which won’t be opened until a Karabakh peace deal appears. Tours take 75 minutes, including tastings, and end at the souvenir shop. It’s a pleasant walk across the Haghtanak Bridge or a short taxi ride from the city centre.
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