Shakmat: Bringing Armenian Brandy to the World
What is Shakmat?
Shakmat (or shakhmat) is the Armenian word for Chess. But our Shakmat is so much more than a game. It is a symbol. A symbol of life, persistence, patience, and wisdom of a people that do not fall, even when held in check.
Shakmat is a premium brandy originating from the birthplace of winemaking. It is an embodiment of Armenia’s two national treasures – Chess and Konyak.
Buy Shakmat, Plant Trees
Armenia was heavily deforested during the Soviet years and immediately after, throughout cold winters and economic hardship—leaving the country with less than 10% tree cover.
We're partnering with the Armenia Tree Project to help reforest the country with every bottle of Shakmat we sell. The Armenia Tree Project has already planted and restored over 5,500,000 trees, creating hundreds of jobs for Armenians through seasonal tree-related programs.
A portion of the proceeds from every sale will be donated to help this Armenian reforestation project continue.