Fundador means ‘Founder’ in Spanish. This is an apt name because it was the first brand to be marketed as a ‘Brandy de Jerez’ way back in 1874. Today it is sold in more than 30 countries and enjoyed by millions. Wine has been made in the Jerez region of Spain for more than 3,000 years. The distillers’ art arrived comparatively recently – with the Moors who reached Andalucia in the eighth century. Fundador is Spain’s largest export brandy, aged in the traditional solera system. Sherry-soaked barrels give the brandy its distinctive taste and warm colour.