The first brandy alcohol liqueur endorsed by the Slow Food Compostela movement. It is the basis of the popular “Queimada”, the origin of which can be traced to the 11th and 12th centuries, coinciding with the construction of the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. In the 17th century, its description appeared at the stills, for the distillation of grape liqueurs. Still, its origins would have to have occurred prior. The alchemists of the convents and religious orders passed down their knowledge in that regard. The Camino de Santiago was also a vehicle for passing down their secrets. The alcohol achieved by them was used for religious and cosmetic purposes.
Brandy Alcohol Liqueur is especially popular in the mountainside of Leon, Cantabria and, of course, Galicia. But it is also a drink with an international tradition. It is called “Bagaçeira” in Portuguese, “Mare” in French and English-speaking countries, and “Grappa” in Italy.
The grape brandy d’Vizhoja stands out for its crystal, transparent appearance. Its scent is a reflection of the product’s purity. Its taste in the mouth is strong, powerful and prolonged.