Thursday, November 8, 2018

Argonaut Brandy

Argonaut Fat Thumb Brandy...$45.99
During the california gold rush, gold dust served as the preferred currency. A miner would open his purse of gold, offering merchants and barkeeps to take a pinch of dust as payment. Prosperous merchants were said to have ‘fat thumbs,’ thanks to a reputation for taking generous pinches of gold.
In blending Argonaut Fat Thumb, our master distiller showed he too had a ‘fat thumb’ when pulling from our alembic brandy stocks. The resulting blend showcases the quality of some of our more scarce blending legs.
Tasting: This velvety sipping brandy delivers an elegant flavor profile highlighted by rich toasted oak, baked apple, dried fruit and caramelized honey

Argonaut Speculator Brandy...$31.99
The Argonauts of the gold rush were Speculators, leaving home for the unlikely opportunity of striking it rich in the goldfields. The miners too were speculating when staking claims, betting that the gold in these plots was worth more than the purchase price.
Argonaut Speculator pays homage to our former master distiller, who laid down quality stocks of brandy for decades, without a specific program in mind. This blend is proof that he made a good bet.
Tasting:  Sweet aromatics of caramel give way to a robust brandy layered with flavors of caramelized fruit, dried fig, toasted oak, and brown spice.

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