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Staff Pick

Osocalis XO Alambic Brandy

Item # 24433 750mL
$124.99/ Single Bottle
$1499.88/ Case of 12

Tasting Notes

With brandies at least 14 years old, this shows us cocoa, baking spices, nuts and marmalade. The tasting sensation seemed to me to be circular in nature with seemingly every part of my mouth getting hit with the tasty brandy. Impress your friends, better yet, impress yourself; we live once.

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Staff Pick Notes

So why in the world would anybody pay Cognac Prices for a Brandy from California? Because it’s bloody delicious, that’s why! “Distiller, Dan Farber has been involved in brandy production since the mid 1980's, studying in Cognac and other brandy producing regions around the world…” His goal was always to make brandies with the elegance, finesse and grace of the finest French Brandies and the power and fruit of California wines. I might say was very successful! Its character is bright and smooth with a finish that is truly ethereal. It is definitely bigger than most Cognacs but is not to be ignored by you Brandy aficionados. This Brandy is a reminder of the level of quality that California is capable of and is absolutely not to be missed.

- OW

Astor's Glossary of Terms


California makes more wine than any other state in the United States. Not only does the state grow a variety of noble grape varieties like Pinot Noir, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, there are also plantings of lesser-known varieties such as Nebbiolo, Roussanne and Mourvèdre to name just a few.