Vibrant and highly aromatic, on the nose there are notes of candied apricot, orange blossom and honeysuckle, nutmeg and a gentle toast character, which leads to a juicy and bright palate impression.
Bertoux Brandy is an elegant blend of pot-distilled California Brandies, aged from three to seven years in French and American oak. The brandy showcases vibrancy, elegance, and dimensionality, with signature layers of flavor, enduring length and finish that elevates and brings new energy to the storied Sidecar and all brandy-based cocktails across all seasons.
Bertoux Brandy's signature blend was developed by consulting master blending team of mixologist Jeff Bell and sommelier Thomas Pastuszak. Each a master in their respective domain, Jeff is General Manager of PDT NYC and a partner of PDT Hong Kong, and Thomas is Executive Wine Director of The Nomad (NYC/LA/Las Vegas).
As a sommelier, Thomas is passionate about creating a brandy that is perfectly balanced, and a beautiful and true expression of the grapes. As a mixologist, Jeff is passionate about how brandy interacts with the other elements of a drink to create an experience greater than the sum of its parts. The synergy between Thomas’ winemaking palate and Jeff’s mixologist imagination, has resulted in a brandy that is both delightful on its own, and magnificent in cocktails.
Taking its name from the Dutch term, brandewijn, for burnt or cooked wine, in the broadest sense of the term, Brandy is any liquor made from the distillation of fruit wine. Though any kind of fruit may be used, wine grapes are the most common. Clear Brandy, commonly referred to as Eau de Vie, is unaged and bottled directly after distillation. Finer grape-based Brandies are often aged in oak barrels for anywhere from two years (VS) to six years (XO) or longer, gradually gaining color and complexity as they interact with the wood.