A & G Cherry Brandy Reserve

Other Brandy

Michigan, USA

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A & G is the distilling label for Lake Michigan Shore Apellation’s St. Julian winery. Among grapes and apples a bit of cherries are grown. In this brandy the Montmorency, Meteor, and Balleton varieties are used. A&G is lucky enough to have a Carl-still which is the golden standard in craft distillation. After passing through the stills, the spirit rests for at least a year in a toasted French oak barrel. It is then finished in a cask from a cream sherry solera for further coloring and complexity.

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  • Other Brandy
    Brandy distilled from any type of fruit-based wine produced anywhere in the world. Not referring to any of the designated or protected areas such as Cognac, Armagnac, Calvados, etc.
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    Toasted French Oak, Cream Sherry

Tasting Notes

"The first thing one notices pouring this brandy is the opaque red/brown color that suggests a very active barrel or perhaps the edition of fruit juice or wine. The aromas are quite invigorating with a crunchy cherry preserve character and a bit of a nuttiness reminiscent of toasted almonds. The palate shows lively acidity which balances the sweet stone fruit and barrel elements quite nicely. The finish is snappy, with acid providing a needed crispness and allowing the rich, sweet red-fruit and sherry elements to linger without being cloying."

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