Brandy, Eau-de-Vie, Grappa

Artigiano Giuseppe Castelli Grappa Barolina 750 ml

Distilleria Castelli is a small, family-run operation in the heart of Piedmont working with neighboring growers/winemakers to repurpose the grape pomace left behind from vinification, into surprisingly aromatic and delicate grappas. The Castelli family collects the pomace and ages it in sealed tanks to help intensify the flavor, and is then distilled and aged for  several years in stainless steel. The Barolina Grappa is 100% Nebbiolo from Barolo vineyards, distilled and then aged for 6 years in stainless steel, bottled at 50%ABV, leading to a softer, rounder mouthfeel than the grappa my grandfather used to have open at parties. The nose presents a melance of honeyed apricot, daffodils, and Meyer lemon peel, and on the palate flavors of stonefruits, wildflower honey, and cardamom. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • grappa
  • 3 in stock
  • no discount
  • $39.99

  • brandy
  • 12 in stock
  • no discount
  • $32.99

Château de Pellehaut NV Armagnac Reserve 10 year old

This is the best value traditional Armagnac that we have found. Pellehaut combines the traditional rich Ugni Blanc with some Folle Blanche for a delightful floral lift. JR

  • brandy
  • 2 in stock
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  • $54.99

Dudognon Cognac 'Vieille Reserve'

A beautifully elegant Cognac, that, although quite old, remains delicate and complex on the palate. The aromas show maturity but are subtle and clean, as is the very long finish. Highly recommended.

  • brandy
  • 4 in stock
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  • $89.99

Dudognon 10 Year Old Cognac Grande Champagne 'Reserve'

The Dudognon Reserve is one of the best values in Cognac. Made without additives or coloring, it's a pale gold color with subtle citrus and white fruit aromas. The palate is clean and long with tea, earth, citrus and spice. Far superior to the brand-name VS or VSOP blends and really worth trying. John Rankin

  • Cognac
  • 7 in stock
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  • $46.99

Dudognon 40 Year-Old Cognac 'Héritage'

Dudognon makes Cognac completely differently than large Cognac houses. The grapes all come from the estate vineyards around the house in Grande Champagne. There are no additions made to the spirit, such as the caramel coloring commonly used by the large producers. The distillation is controlled by human hand, and not a computer. The resulting spirits are light and full of finesse, but also quite complex and long. JR

  • brandy
  • 1 in stock
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  • $219.99

Hunter Moon Immature Brandy

The ladies at Hunter Moon are doing their best to bring back eau-de-vie (otherwise known as 'unaged brandy') with this delicious example. This is truly natural wine-making distilled, a rarity in the spirits world. The base for their brandy comes from Farrm Wines on the North Fork of Long Island, a Demeter certified vineyard, with a blend of 80% Petit Verdot and 20% Cabernet Franc, fermented entirely with native yeasts. It is then distilled in a hybrid copper/pot still, rested in glass, and then bottled at 50%ABV. Notes of honey, cherry blossom, and fresh herbs on the nose, with a soft, lush texture on the palate. I think this makes a killer Vesper variation, but it would also be great as a base for tinctures or bitters! Michelle DeWyngaert

  • eau-de-vie
  • 8 in stock
  • $69.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • brandy
  • 11 in stock
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  • $36.99

Pellehaut 1989 Armagnac Ténarèze Ugni Blanc

This Armagnac shows a vibrant orange color with hints of caramel. Tastes mature, but even after 30 years in cask there is a grippy quality and some citrus-toned fruit. This is an excellent introduction to vintage Armagnac and a fabulous value.  John Rankin

  • Armagnac
  • 5 in stock
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  • $89.99

  • brandy
  • 16 in stock
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  • $12.99

  • eau-de-vie
  • 7 in stock
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  • $26.99

Romeo del Castello NV Pear Brandy Gioialuce 375ml

A delicate, un-aged, pear brandy from the pear orchard planted on their estate between 1950 and 1960. Master distiller Gianni Capovilla in Vincenza, creates this eau-de-vie by double distilling in a bain-marie and proofs with natural spring water.

  • eau-de-vie
  • 4 in stock
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  • $42.99

  • Organic
  • marc
  • 2 in stock
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  • $134.99

  • marc
  • 3 in stock
  • no discount
  • $134.99