American distiller Pearl Rock will use ancient Georgian Qvevri technology to produce high-quality brandy.
The U.S. producer Pearl Rock Wine and Brandy Company, which has bought the Georgian patent, is planning to use clay vessels for bottling brandy. According to company press release, “Clay bottles are a revolutionary concept for brandy distillation industry, which builds upon the centuries-old qvevri tradition, known in the country of Georgia”.
Pearl Rock decided to use clay bottles only for its top product – 12 years matured brandy.
It is not known if Pearl Rock would be importing clay or bottles directly from Georgia, or use local material.
According to Qvevri Manufacturers Association, several other American and European distilling companies showed interest in Georgian technology.
“Negotiations are underway with Olmeca Tequila, Torres, and two French cognac brands about exporting Georgian clay”, explained the representative.
Source: Hvino News