Sandeman's Celebration Cream
- sandiasingh Dec 6, 2013 02:10 PM
I can't find this on a search of the site, so does anyone know if Sandeman's still makes its Celebration Cream Sherry? I checked at Total Wine the other day and they didn't have it.
It used to be made every holiday season.
I looked through Sandeman's website and they have no listing for this item. Nor is it posted on the web as far as I can see. I did find reference to Domecq's Celebration Cream Sherry but that seems to have been long since discontinued (1959.) Below is a link with an image of that label. Sandeman does make its "Armada Cream Sherry" but apparently that's not a seasonal item.
I don't actually remember Sandeman's making a "Celebration Cream." I'm not saying they never did, only that I don't recall it. Their "Armada Cream" has long been produced (and still is), though their top-of-the-line sweet sherries have always been their "Royal Corregidor," an old sweetened Oloroso (the very definition of a Cream Sherry is an Oloroso that has been sweetened by the addition of Pedro Ximenez, or "PX" for short), OR their "Royal Ambrosante," which is an old PX -- straight (no Oloroso).
I, too, remember the Domecq bottling, so it couldn't have been discontinued in 1959, as I know I sold it in the 1970s.
Sorry I can't be of more help . . .
Now this is a mystery. I used to buy it every holiday season back in the '70's-'80's but I very vaguely remember reading in Wine Enthus. or some such that they had discontinued making it after many, many years. After that I stopped looking but thought of it again the other day.
If I find anything out, I will post it but it looks like it's not here anymore.
Thank you for your help.