Germain-Robin is the ultimate expression of California Brandy, based on the highest standards in spirits making and decades of innovation in pursuit of the best spirits possible.
Germain-Robin Core is based around the 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 is met with a nose of oak spice and fruit. The fruit forward notes of apple and pear are lightly accented with honeysuckle and cherry blossom, giving way to a rich apricot and peach. Well integrated toasted oak gives light accents of cinnamon and brown sugar. The rich full mouthfeel lingers after finish in this balanced blend.
We began as the unlikely union of two creative minds: Ansley Coale, a classics 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.