Osocalis XO Brandy
Osocalis // California, USA
Osocalis XO Brandy is made from older Californian brandies made from colombard, chenin blanc, semillon, and pinot noir grapes. Founded in the early 1990s, Osocalis is a small family-run distillery located in Soquel, California in the greater Santa Cruz area. Their brandies are produced on small, alambic charentais stills (100 liters) imported from the Cognac region.
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.