Brandy No. 89 is California Brandy at its best. It shows what’s possible when you give a master distiller, with 13 generations of family distilling history, access to the highest quality Northern California grapes and a custom made alambic pot still. Taste the richness of 24 years of aging and you’ll agree with many that this California Brandy is top shelf and world-class.
Aged for 24 years in new French Limousin and Nevers oak barrels
Double distilled in our custom made Alambic Charentais pot still
74% Pinot Noir and 26% Sauvignon Blanc grape blend
What to expect? Smooth with a fire in its soul. We bottled at a higher proof, because it deserved to be.
Notes: Pear, jasmine, toasty vanilla, with notes of dark chocolate
Finish: Smooth, finely balanced with heat and spice on the finish
Alcohol 46% | 92 Proof | 750ml
Marko Karakasevic, Master Distiller, on the making of Charbay Brandy No. 89
“We selected 22 barrels that captured toasty, caramel richness that we wanted for this release. When it got down to the strength of the finished brandy, I didn’t have the heart to cut the alcohol below 46% because the flavors were so meshed and smooth. So though you may expect a Brandy at 40%, there’s a little more gusto in this bottling.”
Rating A- “No. 89 is well-balanced and refined, growing on you with its easy sweetness and sultry finish as you continue to experience it. Fun stuff, and proof that America can crank out a brandy just as sophisticated as the French.”