New Product!

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Dear friends!

We are pleased to inform you that since November 2014 “Armenian standard” JV will start the bottling of Armenian brandy «ERIVAN FORTRESS» made by Yerevan Ararat Brandy-Wine-Vodka Factory!The name of the brandy is not surprising, as the traditions of the Armenian brandy production were laid in Erivan fortress, traditions that are strictly kept today.

Once upon a time Erivan city-fortress was the capital of Erivan khans (pers. ايروان, Azeri. İrəvan, arm. Երեվան). The fortress was built from 1582-1583. Namely, it was built by the governor Pharhad Pasha when the Ottomans captured the region in 1554. The majestic fortress became the basis of defense against the attacks of the Safavid, several times under the Persian yoak and back, so in 1604 the fortress was captured by the Persian Shah Abbas I, but then was returned under the control of the Ottomans. In 1635, it was again conquered by the Safavids. The final liberation from Persia was in 1639 with the signing of the contract. The entrance and exit from the fortress was carried out by three powerful fortress gates, on each of which a flag was hanging.

On October 5, 1827 Erivan fortress was stormed by the Russian forces, namely General Paskevich, who got the title of Count of Erivan. By the way, the name is inextricably linked Paskevich history of Gomel – the second largest city of the Republic of Belarus.

At the time of the storming of the fortress was in charge of Persian (Iranian) governor Hassan Khan. After the fall of the capital previously inaccessible Russian troops quickly occupied the remainder of the khanate.On February 10, 1828 the Erivan khanate was formally assigned by the Persian Shah Russian Empire. Khanate was annexed by the Russian Empire on completion of Russian-Persian war from 1828 and combined with the Nakhichevan khanates in the Armenian region, where it was allowed to resettle Armenians from Iran and Turkey, some of which used that permission and under the patronage of the royal Russian officials moved to the territory of the newly formed region, and thus, the area became the center of attraction for the Armenian immigration.

The brandy “ERIVAN FORTRESS” – a classic Armenian brandy, made of brandy spirits with an age of 3 and 5 years old. Bottling will be in 0.375, 0.5 and 0.7 liter volume bottles for the convenience of our customers’ choice. We believe that “ERIVAN FORTRESS” brandy of Yerevan Ararat Brandy-Wine-Vodka Factory, has won the love and recognition of buyers, and also will be in demand on the Belarusian market, bringing with them a unique taste the Armenian legend.