Brandy Carlos 3 Reserva
At the Carlos I winery, we are always delighted to welcome all those who are interested in finding out about its history and how we make our brandy, and who want to discover its best kept secrets. Every drop of Carlos I carries with it a bit of history. A characterful brandy created using the unique Criaderas and Solera system in which young brandies are mixed with more mature blends. A fascinating journey through time awaits you.
The history of Carlos I dates back to 1889, when a cellarmaster in Jerez discovered some mysterious casks in a corner of his cellar. Neither he nor anyone else knew where they came from, but he immediately realised they contained the finest brandy he had ever tasted. “A brandy to conquer the world”, he thought. And that is why he named it after the Spanish King, Carlos I. The image of the great emperor, painted by Titian to commemorate his victory in the battle of Mühlberg (1548), is the inspiration for the emblem, an unmistakable element featured on all of our bottles and cases. What makes a King unique?
Our brandy comes from Andalusia, in the southern tip of Europe. There, in the heart of the magical town of El Puerto de Santa María, lies our winery. The region is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean and two rivers, the Guadalete and Guadalquivir; these waters, together with the prevailing east and west winds, create a true microclimate. These conditions play a key role in the preparation and ageing of brandies from the Jerez region. The result is a unique brandy.