In the 10th century, during the reign of King Gagik I of the Bagratuni Dynasty, a luxurious residence was built on Akhtamar Island. The name of the island is derived from the legend of Princess Tamar and her love for a handsome young man who drowned in Lake Van with the words "Ah, Tamar". Mount Ararat, which can be seen on the label, is the most cherished symbol of Armenian culture. On the mountain slopes are the oldest vineyards in the world. Ararat 7 Years Old is aged for 7 years in oak barrels. Distillation is done in the traditional French way. Tasting notes:Color: Amber. Nose: Fresh, spicy, floral, fruity, notes of oak bark, orange peel. Taste: Strong, intense, fruity, notes of lemons, caramel, figs, bitter almonds. Finish: Long lasting.