Manso & Contreras Brandy , Distillation was first introduced in Spain near the town of Jerez in or about 711 A.D. This region has been known for producing wine spirits since late in the 16th century. Our very own Manso & Contreras brandy is produced by a distillery that has been making brandy since the late 1800's. Manso & Contreras is a testament to the history and craftsmanship of fine wine spirits being crafted in Spain for centuries. Manso & Contreras is made utilizing the Solera y Criaderas system and is traditionally aged in sherry casks made from oak for flavor and color.