La Martiniquaise-Bardinet – France’s second-largest spirits group – has released the first of their Bardinet Flavours flavored brandy series, a coffee flavored entry called Bardinet Coffee. Bardinet Coffee combines Bardinet brandy with Arabica and Robusta coffee, is bottled at 20% alcohol by volume [40 proof] and, not surprisingly, is said to contain notes of roasted […]
New Orleans-based Sazerac has purchased the Paul Masson Grande Amber Brandy brand, related inventory and interests in certain contracts from New York-based Constellation Brands for a reported $255 million. The deal is reportedly expected to close this month (January 2021). Sazerac adds a middle/low-end brandy while Constellation Brands’ remaining spirits portfolio includes High West Whiskey.
Copper & Kings and Peerless Distillery have teamed up to release a pure copper pot-distilled American brandy aged in Kentucky Peerless rye whiskey barrels along with a rye whiskey aged in American absinthe barrels. Copper & Kings Peerless Rye Whiskey Barrel Finished American Brandy is a blend of grape brandies aged for 70 months and […]
Christian Brothers has released the third flavor in their family of brandies – apple. Christian Brothers Apple Brandy is distilled from grape varietals, aged in oak barrels and bottled at 35% alcohol content [70 proof]. Christian Brothers Apple is available for $11 for a 750ml bottle.
The world of brandy has already had a good new year with the arrival of XO Premium Bas Armagnac from the family house of Delord [founded in 1893]. XO Premium Bas Armagnac has been aged in oak barrels for 25 to 45 years old and said to have notes of orange flower, apricot, and cinnamon. […]
Some new brandy just arrived in the world – Armagnac Age de Glace – from the Chateau de Pellehaut estate in the Tenareze Armagnac appellation. The Age de Glace [that’s “Ice Age” to you, Francois] is a blend of young vintages of 100% Folle Blanche grape with a minimum of three years maturing in oak […]