Autry Cellars Apple Brandy
Autry Cellars // California, USA
Autry Cellars in San Luis Obispo, California, produces this apple brandy from fresh apples. It is fermented on the crushed apples, then distilled to 184 proof. It's brought down to 89 proof for eight and a half months of ageing in Hungarian oak, then bottled at 80 proof.
American BrandyProduced in the US, this is usually referring to brandy distilled from grape-based wine. If the producer uses other fruit, it must be stated on the label. If aged under two years in oak, it must state the word "immature" on the label. Beyond that, labels such as VS, VSOP, and XO mean little as the brands themselves dictate what that means to them.
Cask TypeHungarian oak
"This lightly-aged apple brandy strikes a good balance between imparting flavors from the oak and preserving the fruit notes of the spirit. Apple and vanilla are the primary notes on the palate, backed by subtle hints of jasmine, pecan, and cinnamon. It's a warming spirit, ideal for sipping on autumn days or adding a fruit-forward note to cocktails."