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The Arrival – The Argonauts of the Gold Rush were Speculators, leaving home for the unlikely opportunity of striking it rich in the gold fields.
The Perseverance – The Saloon was the hub of the community, an escape from the unforgiving conditions of Gold Rush California where merchants and fortune seekers alike could gather and enjoy a brandy libation.
The Progression – During the CA Gold Rush prosperous merchants were said to have ‘Fat Thumbs,’ a reputation earned from taking generous pinches of gold dust as payment from a miner’s purse.
As a one-off release selected by veterans of the American brandy industry, The Claim is a blend of our rarest brandy stocks aged 14 to 25 years & bottled at 84 proof.
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We began as the unlikely union of two creative minds: Ansley Coale, a professor driving along a Northern California highway, and Hubert Germain-Robin, a hitchhiking Cognac distiller. The two created Germain-Robin, the first California Brandy that broke free from the constraints of cognac. They crafted their brandy with traditional alembic cognac stills, but using unconventional, flavorful and complex.
California wine grapes. Embracing the rich tradition of hand-distillation while harnessing the potential of California wine, we set a new standard of excellence in brandy that has been recognized worldwide. Germain-Robin continues that tradition today– advancing the art of fine California Brandy into a new era.
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Aged minimum of 7 Years
Germain-Robin is based around California-grown Colombard grapes, a standard in traditional brandy making. Distilled exclusively in Pruhlo Charentais Pot Stills and aged in Limousin Oak Barrels, Germain-Robin highlights the flavors that make California Brandy one of the most sought after aged spirits.
Germain-Robin XO is an icon of California Brandy. Distilled exclusively in Pruhlo Charentais Pot Stills and aged in Limousin Oak Barrels, XO highlights the unique flavor and characteristics of California Pinot Noir grapes.