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    American (non-Apple) Brandy

    Any brandy fans out there? Germain-Robin? Osocalis? Anyone tried the new immature brandy or craft brandy from Louisville-based Copper & Kings? I'd think there'd be some Kentucky brandy fans out there, and that the bourbon mania might at least bleed over into brandies like Germain-Robin's Old Havana and the like. Love to hear any opinions/recommendations.

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    Re: American (non-Apple) Brandy

    Quote Originally Posted by biskuit View Post
    Any brandy fans out there? Germain-Robin? Osocalis? Anyone tried the new immature brandy or craft brandy from Louisville-based Copper & Kings? I'd think there'd be some Kentucky brandy fans out there, and that the bourbon mania might at least bleed over into brandies like Germain-Robin's Old Havana and the like. Love to hear any opinions/recommendations.
    I tried the sourced brandy that Copper & Kings has released. No idea where it came form but it was OK. Young but fruit forward and pleasant enough. They apparently had a "coming out" party at Paper Plane a couple of weeks ago (I think) but I couldn't make it. Haven't taken the plunge with their own new make immature brandy (which I learned is a legal term for any brandy that is under two years of age. Maybe we need this for bourbon or whiskey in general...).

    I hope they are successful with creating a quality and well aged product from their own immature stock but obviously they are a ways from getting there.
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    Re: American (non-Apple) Brandy

    Ah, cool, didn't see that post over there under the French stuff. And I did just try both their sourced brandy and immature brandy - I'm just really happy to see someone doing something different than every other distillery opening up doing vodka or moonshine. Their sourced brandy is not from a single distiller, but a collection of stuff they've gathered from several places. Per owner Joe Heron, "We have brandy aged from 4 to 13 years in the bottle. We’ve found our sweet spot is around 7 or 8 years."

    (Further thoughts, and some info from Copper & King at http://www.thirstysouth.com/2014/12/...-kings-brandy/)

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    Re: American (non-Apple) Brandy

    I own a 1.75 L bottle of Paul Masson VSOP Grande Amber Brandy that I use for mixing cocktails. If I wanted a "sippable" brandy, I'd splurge on cognac.
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    Re: American (non-Apple) Brandy

    Quote Originally Posted by ToEOrNotToE View Post
    I own a 1.75 L bottle of Paul Masson VSOP Grande Amber Brandy that I use for mixing cocktails. If I wanted a "sippable" brandy, I'd splurge on cognac.
    You might try armagnac instead. Typically less sweet with more bourbon-like characteristics. Not that there's not lots of good cognac out there as well.

    As for American Brandy, I want to try Germain-Robin at some point. See if I like it.
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    Re: American (non-Apple) Brandy

    I had some of Starlight Distillery's Reserve Brandy a few weekends ago and it was very tasty and sippable. They have a younger brandy too, but they wouldn't let me try it.
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