Kinsman Apricot Rakia
Kinsman Small Batch Apricot Rakia // Texas, USA
Pronounced "door-chol," San Antonio's Dorćol Distilling Co was founded in 2013 by Chris Mobley and Boyan Kalusevic, two friends who met in college 10 years prior. Their first spirit is Kinsman Apricot Rakia, an unaged brandy made from de-pitted, de-stemmed Serbian apricots. After double-distillation in a custom-built 400 L., direct-flame copper pot-still from Belgrade, the brandy is chill-filtered then bottled at 42% ABV.
Other BrandyBrandy 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.
"Apricots in cream greet the nose--think nostalgic Dreamsicle with apricot replacing the orange. The palate is clean, sharp and scintillating with dried fruit, now more tropical, dominating. A lingering creaminess persists into a finish that's dry and persistent.Good sipped straight yet very versatile in cocktails."