Portfolio: The American Still Life Collection
Bottle Size: 750ml
Bottles Per Case: 12
Availability: Seasonal DE FL MD DC
Osocalis is an artisanal distillery in Soquel, California. The name Osocalis is the original Native American name for Soquel, today part of the greater Santa Cruz area. Our Apple Brandy is produced from over a dozen varieties of apples all grown in the cool coastal mountains of Northern California. Indeed, we began distilling here in Soquel to take advantage of the long apple growing tradition on the Pajaro Valley. While our base cider is more reminiscent of the ciders from the Basque coast, we use the traditional French distillation and aging technniques of Calvados. Apple is a difficult spirit to tame: it starts life with a fire and vengeance and must be coaxed and cajoled over many years to yield its pomey essence. Indeed, it takes almost a decade in barrel to soften and supple and come forth the apple character so loved on the French Atlantic coast. Our apple brandy has taught us patience, but after 15 years of waiting, we finally released our first bottling in 2010.
"Made with a whopping 15 different types of apples, this barrel-aged California brandy has a sweet, fruity scent and sip, drying to an elegant and complex finish with light notes of honey, dried fruit, leather, walnut and allspice. Viscous feel. 60 cases produced." -Wine Enthusiast