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EXPRESSIONS

Through our grape selection, hand distillation, barrel-aging and skillful blending, we’ve created a lineup of unique Brandy expressions, each showcasing the incredible range of flavor, depth and complex character of California Brandy.

Saloon Strength

SALOON STRENGTH

Argonaut Saloon Strength was developed by bartenders for bartenders. Bottled at 91 proof, this blend allows today’s barkeeps to showcase the complexity and depth a Brandy can offer in cocktails.


TASTING NOTES

At 91 proof, Saloon Strength offers fresh picked red apple, baked peach, candied citrus peel, toasted almond, vanilla, caramel, and baking spice, black raisin, dried apricot, mid-palate warmth.

SPECULATOR

Like the Argonauts of the Gold Rush we were speculating when we laid down stocks of Brandy for decades. A lighter more floral blend of brandy stocks aged 4 to 16 years and bottled at 86 proof.


TASTING NOTES

At 86 proof, Speculator offers bright green apple, ripe pear, apricot and stone fruit, honeysuckle and orange blossom, nutmeg and clove, chamomile, golden raisin, tropical notes of ripe banana and pineapple.

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Fat Thumb

FAT THUMB

Like the merchants of the Gold Rush era, our Master Distiller took a ‘Fat Thumb’ when pulling from our alembic brandy stocks to create this ideal sipping brandy. Blended from brandy stocks aged 2 to 16 years, bottled at 86 proof.


TASTING NOTES

At 86 proof, Fat Thumb offers baked apple cobbler, caramelized pear, toasted oak and coconut, vanilla, nutmeg and clove, red apple, overripe pear, traces of caramelized banana, rich, silky mouthfeel.

THE CLAIM

As a one-off release selected by veterans of the American brandy industry, The Claim is a blend of our rarest brandy stocks aged 14 to 25 years & bottled at 84 proof.


TASTING NOTES

At 84 proof, The Claim offers bing cherry and dried red fruit, ripe macintosh apple, dried plum and apricot, tarragon, currant, clean minerality, cracked oat, toasted vanilla, mace and nutmeg, an average of 19 years in oak.

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The Claim Second Edition

THE CLAIM SECOND EDITION

For this Second Edition of The Claim, our pioneering distiller Rita Hansen pulled from these special stocks to create a magnificent blend of the rarest and most unique California Brandies.


TASTING NOTES

At 86 proof, the Second Edition of The Claim has a lush aroma of plum and cherry, with notes of dried fruit leather, apple, brown spice, and toasted oak. The deep red fruit flavors carry over to the palate, complemented by layers of dried fig, apple pie, and baking spice. The long finish is rich and elegant, with seamlessly integrated fruit and oak.

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