Osocalis Rare Alambic Brandy
Osocalis // California, USA
Master distiller/blender, Daniel Farber employs a single, 100-gallon antique Charentais still that he imported directly from Cognac, France after studying there for several years. Osocalis uses traditional Cognac techniques to make their Rare Alambic Brandy while taking advantage of California's unique terroir. The “Rare Alambic Brandy” is comprised of mostly of Pinot Noir, Semillon and Colombard with the bulk of the eau de vies clocking in at around 6 years of age with some older stock to give depth.
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 TypeLimousin oak
"Osocalis Rare Alambic Brandy is what you get when you take the sensibilities of classic Cognac and add to it the “freedom” of the new world. The nose is quite aromatic with candied orange peel, leather, baking spice, and potpourri. The palate is a whole new ride with honey, dried apricot, golden raisins, burnt sugar and cacao on finish. This is well worth investigating, especially for the hardened Cognac aficionado. "