Brandy, Eau-de-Vie, Grappa

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Capovilla Grappa di Bassano 750ml

Capovilla spirits are truly labors of love. The Bassano bottling consists of pommace from a variety of grapes from Vicenza. The secret to the rich, broad flavors is the rare still that Vittorio Gianni Capovilla uses. Called a bain-marie still, it heats the pommace at low temperatures to maintain the grape flavors and not create the offensive, alcoholic tones that mars many more commercial Grappa productions. We are extremely happy that Jan d'Amore has decided to import these spirits, and strongly recommend that Grappa and Eau-de-vie fans try them. JR

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Capovilla Moscato Fior d'Arancio 375ml

This is a single variety grappa bottling featuring the wonderfully aromatic "Uva Moscota Fior d'Arancio." Vittorio Gianni Capovilla uses his rare bain-marie still to slowly distill and preserve the lively honey and citrus qualities of the grape. Grappa fans will note the extreme purity and freshness of the spirit and applaud Jan d'Amore for bringing it to the American market. John Rankin

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Capovilla Riserva da Sigaro .375 ml (Arrives 10/1/19)

This a crazy one. This is grappa from Amarone grapes, distilled twice and then left to rest with tobacco leaves macerating in it. After that, it is distilled a third time (which essentially strips out all the nicotine) and then aged for a further 4 years in barrique. The tobacco notes are present, but not overwhelming, adding an herbaceous and slightly smoky element without overpowering the other components of the spirit. Dried apricot, sultana and plums work harmoniously with the oak spice, and there is an underlying vinous quality to the base grappa. Utterly delicious, and utterly unique. Oskar Kostecki

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Chateau de Briat 2000 Bas Armagnac Bacco

The 2000 Bacco fully exudes the traditional Château de Briat house style: decadent, yet complex and structured, with a focus on new oak. Again, from the diary of John Rankin: On the nose it is luscious with sweet caramel, the chewy soft kind, and orange zest rising from the glass. On the palate it is rich and silky – very drinkable – with a touch of spice and a sugary milk chocolate finish. With this flavor profile and the château’s affinity for new oak, this would be a fantastic crossover spirit for Bourbon lovers! Tim Gagnon

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Cornelissen, Frank 2011 Grappa Munjebel (bottled in 2019) 375ml

For Frank, Munjebel is a showcase of Etna’s noble grape: Nerello Mascalese. In contrast to the grappa of Contadino, the flavors are bolder, richer, and more unctuous. I found lots of red fruit and smoke tones, and, once again, although left at a hearty 60% alcohol, no burn!  Highly recommended as an example of a single producer, single variety, single vintage and all from Etna’s north slope—very unusual in the world of grappa!  JR

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Domaine d'Aurensan 2009 Armagnac-Ténarèze Single Cask

This is a particularly intriguing single-cask from Domaine d'Aurensan, a tiny estate run by the Rozès family in Ténarèze. A pretty standard 420 liter Gascon oak cask was filled in 2009 (from grapes from the same vintage, a warm and ripe year) and aged without topping-off for 10 years, upon which the barrel yielded only 110 liters of spirit. Bottled at a cask strength of 43%, there was some crazy evaporation that must have happened here, and it produced an Armagnac that is beguiling. Rich, full, and phenomenally viscous, the nose explodes with raisin, sultana, prune, walnut, dried cherries, dry spice, vanilla, nutmeg, and leather. The palate is complex, introducing more spice, nuttiness, and an herbal, slightly menthol character. An insanely long finish. It feels much older than the 10-year age statement, but also hasn't yet developed any balsamic-y rancio character you would associate with very old brandy. It's just bold, assertive, and terribly expressive. Oskar Kostecki

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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

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Fanny Fougerat 2010 Cognac Petite Champagne Le Laurier d'Apollon

Fanny Fougerat's family have been growing grapes and distilling Cognac for four generations, and as is custom for many small growers, selling to the big houses. She is the first in her family to start to bottle independently, and we are thrilled to finally see them stateside. This bottling is a single cask of 2010 Cognac from Petite Champagne, distilled on the heavy lees, leading to a broad and muscular spirit. With notes of stone fruit, baked apple, as well as a more savory aspect (think black tea leaves and nutmeg) this is an energetic Cognac perfect for a cold winter evening. Oskar Kostecki

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Fanny Fougerat Extra Old Cognac Cedre Blanc

Fanny Fougerat bottles Cognac just the way we like it: straight from the cask with no filtration, without any additions of sugar or caramel, and a higher proof than the ubiquitous 40% abv. This is another spectacular single cask, aged for about 18 years and bottled at 44% abv. The age of the spirit makes itself known, with notes of oak spice, vanilla, and cigar box, though there is still quite a bit of freshness to the fruit, with apricot, citrus, and orange (a hint of burnt orange peel as well). A well-balanced, well-aged Cognac from a producer who will only garner more attention. Oskar Kostecki

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Groult, Roger 6 Year Old Calvados Pays d"Auge Kriek Cask Finish

Cantillon is perhaps the most famous producer of Belgian lambic (wild fermentation, sour) ales in the world, and their Kriek, a maceration and barrel aging of lambic and cherries, is a prized acquisition for  beer lovers across the world. This 6 year Calvados exhibits all the qualities of the fine apple brandies of the region, with wonderful notes of baking spice, apple peel, baked apple, and hints of caramel. Bottled at a slightly higher proof than usual, with a bit more punch. There is also the other aspect, with the Kriek cask adding a note of red fruit (cherry and currant) and raisins, especially on the finish. A charming and very fun bottle, which continues to delight every time I drink it.Oskar Kostecki

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Guillon-Painturaud Cognac Grande Champagne VSOP

Guillon-Painturaud's VSOP is a fantastic 15-year-old Cognac that punches way above its price point. This spirit is all about fresh orange and sweet marmalade fruits with plenty of cut. We are happy to be able to carry this independent producer's fantastic Cognac, and the 15-hectare estate that can trace its history back to 1610 is an exciting find. JR

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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

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Jean Grosperrin 1989 Cognac de Collection L'Isle d'Oleron

This beautiful single cask of Cognac comes from the collection of Jean Grosperrin, negociant extraordinaire and champion of pure spirits; no added sugar, boisé (essentially liquid tannin, made by reducing oak chips in boiling water) or other additives. This is a 25-year-old Cognac with grapes coming from the sandy soils of the island of Oleron, off the west coast of France. The island was once renowned for its production, but years of increased tourism have resulted in only a handful of growers remaining. Rich but elegant, this cask balances still fresh flavors of fruit (apple, pear, pear skin) with baking spice, sultana, almonds, marzipan, and a slight salted caramel quality. This Cognac is fully evolved, with unmistakable savory, umami notes of rancio on the long and complex finish, but without sacrificing any of the lift and freshness. This is an utterly charming single cask of pure and authentic spirit with lots of soul. Perfect as an after dinner drink, or a gift for the brandy lover in your life. Oskar Kostecki

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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

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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

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Through The Grapevine Francois Voyer Lot 93

The Chauchet-Voyer family has been farming vineyards and making Cognac in the limestone-rich terroir of Grande Champagne for the past five generations. This spirit comes from a single barrel filled in 1993 and aged for 25 years. Distilled on the lees, this is a powerful and broad-shouldered Cognac, with great density on the palate and notes of baked apples, poached pears, leather, baking spice, apricot marmalade, dried cherries, a hint of forest floor and balsamic. A beautiful expression of the richness that Cognac can deliver without the use of artificial color, added sugar, or boisé. Bottled at 45.9%. Oskar Kostecki

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