Ararat cognac

Yerevan Brandy Company

Yerevan Brandy Company (YBC) is the leading enterprise of Armenia for the production of world famous alcoholic beverages. Its main brand name is Ararat. Yerevan Brandy Company was founded in 1887. It reached its hey-day in 1898, when it was acquired by NikolayShustov, a well-known Russian vodka and liqueur producer. In 1900 during the International Exhibition in Paris, the brandy received the Grand-Prix and the legal right to be called ‘cognac’, not ‘brandy’, following a blind degustation. Among the famous admirers of Armenian brandy were Winston Churchill, Agatha Christie and Frank Sinatra.