1876 Press House Brandy
A re-creation of the brandy distilled on site before Prohibition, this genuine American brandy is made from American native grapes and aged in American oak.
Production Method: Dry wine at 10% alcohol then distilled
Age: 2 years in brandy toasted American oak barrels
Alcohol: 40% alcohol by volume (80 proof)
Serving: Perfect brandy for cocktails, like a Wisconsin Brandy Old Fashioned.
Story: We chose to produce a brandy using grape varieties that were used by the original family on the property in the 1870s. These grapes are grown for us in New York State, and then brought here where we ferment the juice and distill the wine in our copper pot stills. After distillation the brandy ages in American oak barrels two years, leaving us with a soft sweet spirit. 1876 Press House Brandy has a label hearkening back to the old Press House—the winery is seen from early photos and an old-fashioned wine press as was used back in 1876.
Gold [90 Points] – 2016 Beverage Testing Institute, Chicago, IL
Silver – 2017 The Washington Cup Spirits Competition, Kansas City, MO
Bronze – 2018 San Francisco World Spirits Competition, San Francisco, CA