My son brought me a birthday present from near his home in Mendocino, CA.
It was a bottle of Brandy, from "Germain-Robin", in Ukiah, CA. They are making world class Brandies.
The bottle my son gave me is a Alambic Brandy, that is considered one of the finest in the World. "Anno Domini". It can't belive how wondefull, smooth, it tates actually the finest i've ever tried.
The best I have at home to compare it with is Remy Martins. "Louie IV", this was in a different class, even better then the very special Brandies or Cognac's i've tasted thru the years. I made him take it home to serve only at special family occassions in the future after I found out what it cost. I did keep to enjoy a bottle of their XO. Thats very good, but not nearly as special as the Anno Domini.
After tasting these supurb Brandies i'm wondering if any other Chowhounders are familiar with the products. This is the first time i've ever tried a American Brandy that equal or better then Europe's finest is this the begining of a new trend.
I've posted a link below.