Brandy, Eau-de-Vie, Grappa

  • brandy
  • 12 in stock
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  • $32.99

Chateau de Leberon Solera Ténarèze Armagnac 750ml

The Chateau de Leberon has been in the family for four generations, focused on crafting a spirit that wholly reflects their micro-terroir by using all estate-grown fruit, and even estate-grown wood for their barrels. As all of their other bottlings are vintage-dated, in 2001 a solera, or "cellar master's cask" was started, with minimum 3-year-old spirit being added each year, as a portion is bottled. The nose is elegant and high-toned, a bit floral even, with cherry blossom mingling with caramel and spice. The palate has a lightness to it, though far from "thin," with a touch of cinnamon heat on the finish. Opens up nicely with a small splash of water!  Michelle DeWyngaert

  • Armagnac
  • 1 in stock
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  • $95.99

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 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
  • 10 in stock
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  • $46.99

Huard 2002 Calvados Le Pertyer Hors d'Age

Our Chambers Street selection of Calvados was distilled in 2002 and was aged in a barrel that previously held cider and Pommeau (cider and Calvados blended together). From the diary of John Rankin: The barrel that we bought has candied apple and toffee cream flavors and is surprisingly juicy and fruit-forward, even with a fair amount of age and alcohol percentage. It shows the influence of Pommeau and cider more than barrel, along with richness and a long finish of exotic citrus and dark-toned flowers. Tim Gagnon

  • brandy
  • 4 in stock
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  • $74.99

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

Jacky Navarre Vielle Reserve Cognac Grande Fine Chamapagne Cravache d'Or

Jacky Navarre is a testament to the undeniability of great Cognac. He farms his own vineyard by hand, in this case using 100% Ugni Blanc, ferments with indigenous yeast, and allows this spirit to age for 30 years before release. He never uses color, caramel, boise, or even water; preferring to let evaporation bring the spirits down to proof.  His barrels are employed used so as not to overwhelm the palate with oak spice. The flavor is both powerfully concentrated and delicate simultaneously.  Notes of flan, vanilla bean, red apple linger on the palate, and at 45% ABV, I recommend drinking this neat. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • Cognac
  • 1 in stock
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  • $154.99

  • Organic

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
  • 24 in stock
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  • $16.99

  • eau-de-vie
  • 9 in stock
  • no discount
  • $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
  • no discount
  • $42.99

  • Organic

Through the Grapevine Cognac Fin Bois Remi Landier Lot 73

I am astounded by the freshness that this old Cognac carries. A single cask from the outlying appellation of Fin Bois, this was distilled in 1973 by the Landier family from grapes grown in clay-limestone soils. It has a beautiful, lifted aromatic profile, with notes of citrus, tangerine, orange zest, orange marmalade, white flowers, apple, pear, and darker aromas of plum and toffee. There is a hint of rancio and baking spice, and while you can feel the age of the spirit, the roundness it carries on the palate and its phenomenal length, there is also a vibrancy to the fruit character that I've never experienced in a Cognac this old. A truly unique expression. Bottled at 47.8% ABV. Oskar Kostecki

  • Cognac
  • 1 in stock
  • $264.99