Yerevan Brandy Company ArArAt
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Address: 2 Isakov, Yerevan
Working days: Monday-Friday
Working hours: 09:00-18:00
ArArAt has preserved the traditions of the legendary brandy manufacturing since 1887 when a merchant named Nerses Tairyan built the first wine and brandy factory in Yerevan. In 1899 the company was acquired by a Russian industrial company “Shustov and Sons”. At the beginning of the 20th century the company “Shustov and Sons” acquired the status of Armenian brandy supplier to the court of His Imperial Majesty Nicholas II.
The products of the company were awarded numerous medals at various international exhibitions. In 1902, Mkrtich Musinyants crafted the first Armenian vintage brandy Fine-Champagne Select (Otborny) and presented it in France - motherland of the cognac. Armenian brandy won the recognition of French masters which was evidence of the highest quality, a sign of leadership and innovative approach to making beverages. In 1907 Mkrtich Musinyants is awarded the diploma of cooperation during Bordeaux International Exhibition and Tasting.
During the nationalization of all wine and brandy factories in 1920, the Yerevan Factory was the first to be nationalized by the state.
In 1953 it was renamed to Yerevan Brandy Company and transferred into a new monumental building. This plant, outfitted with the latest state-of-the-art equipment, produces the legendary Armenian ArArAt brandies to this day.
In 1998, Yerevan Brandy Company became part of Pernod Ricard Group, the world’s leader in premium wines and spirits. Thanks to the cooperation with the international group the legendary ArArAt brand not only preserved its traditions, but also received new opportunities for development and innovations, as well as strengthened its positions in the international arena.