Hartley Brandy VSOP Imported and Very Special indeed- Hartley Brandy is the best quality for value in the brandy segment. Made in Italy, with true Italian craftsmanship, Hartley is smooth and instantly recognizable as superior. The bright copper color brings to mind the old-world alembic stills that produced the magnificent Tipple. The rich aroma of fresh buttered rum cake wafts through the nose. The palate is an opulent smorgasbord of rich fruits.