Monday, 9 March 2015
Bodegas: José Bustamante SL
José Bustamante y Sánchez was born in Málaga and moved to Jerez where he set up a small bodega in 1921 at C/San Francisco Javier, 3. He was essentially an almacenista but big enough to be selling his own brands of both Sherry and Brandy.
Bustamante brands included:
Fino Betis; Amontillado Paso Doble; Fragata East India Medium Oloroso; Reverencia Cream; Special Solera Old Brown Sherry; Calesa Manzanilla Pasada; Polca Moscatel Viejísimo, as well as a complete range of spirits.
The bodega along with its soleras was bought by Sánchez Romate and sold in 2001 to Bodegas Rey Fernando de Castilla in neighbouring C/Jardinillo. These soleras - apart from the PX and obviously the Manzanilla which was bought in - now produce the very fine Fernando de Castilla Antique range.