Somerset Cider Brandy Shipwreck 50cl
Somerset Cider Brandy Shipwreck 50cl

Somerset Cider Brandy Shipwreck 50cl 42%


Shipwreck, in common with Calvados, is distilled in a Coffey still. This particular batch, however, has a bit more of a story to it, as the 10 year old brandy was finished in Allier oak barrels from the same cooperage as the ones that luckily survived the beaching of MSC Napoli in 2007, hence the name Shipwreck. 

Product Code: 5025598000572

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More about Somerset Cider Brandy Shipwreck... when the Napoli grounded she was carrying empty wine barrels from France bound for vineyards in South Africa. Making wine barrels, coopering, is a job for experts and choosing the right wood is critical. As it happens these barrels were made from oak grown in the Alliers forest which was established 200 years ago by Napoleon Bonaparte to provide timber for ship-building. 

A barrel made of Alliers oak will set you back about $US600 to $800, so when Julian Temperley of Somerset Distillery saw a few floating ashore at Branscombe Bay on TV they got his attention. As it happens, some containers floated ashore without the barrels being damaged by seawater because they were packed around with Zulu-language Bibles.They arrived on the beach in containers protected from seawater by bibles in Zulu, and they have added a sophisticated oak finish.

Allier oak is subtle and Julian Templeby, creater of the superb Somerset Cider Brandys is very pleased with the effect. This is a lovely Brandy, and with a story stretching from Napoleonís shipbuilders to 21st century containerships by way of Zulu Bibles, makes a great gift.

Product Origin; Kingsbury Episcopi, Martock, Somerset, England

Closure; Traditional Cork

Boxed; No

Size Guide; 50cl

Enjoy with; Savoury Nibbles

Storage; Keep in cool, dry larder, away from sunlight.

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  2. under Orders, select the Previous Orders tab.
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  5. Please provide as much information as possible as to why the product/s are unstaisfactory
  6. await our reply (if we havent replied within 48 hours, please call to ensure we have received your request)

Refunds ... The Cheese and Wine Shop of Wellington offers a full refund on all goods that you may be dissatisfied with (this includes Sale items). Customers who send back unwanted goods that are not damaged will receive the value of the item purchased less the delivery costs.
Unsuitable or defective items may be returned for refund or exchange providing they are received within 7 working days of the original delivery date in brand new, unused condition, in the original undamaged packaging (with labels intact, including hygiene strips)

Please ensure that your return is accompanied by a note stating your name, address, email address, contact telephone number, order number, RMA and the reason for the return and what refund/exchange you require. (As agreed in the RMA)
We will consider the overall condition of the product being returned when making a refund. As soon as we receive your goods we will process your request for a replacement item or refund. We will notify you via email as soon as your request has been processed.
You will need to pay the cost of returning goods to us, unless the goods are defective in which case you will receive a full refund including your postage and packaging costs. Proof of return and postage will be required should an item be lost in transit. Neither refunds nor replacements can be made until such proof is provided. We strongly suggest you get a Certificate of Posting from the Post Office when you send an item back.

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Please send them to;

The Cheese and Wine Shop of Wellington
Returns Department
11 South Street, Wellington, Somerset, TA21 8NR
Once the goods are received, we will issue the appropriate replacement or refund as detailed above; please allow upto 21 working days for this process.

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