Argonaut Fat Thumb Brandy
Argonaut Fat Thumb Brandy is a blend of 8 different pot and Coffey still brandies ranging in age from 2 to 16 years, and with grapes that include Grenache, French colombard, and muscat, in addition to blends.
A quarter of the batch is a 9-year-old pot still brandy, with the other components each comprising anywhere from 4-20% of the blend.
During the California Gold Rush, gold dust served as the preferred currency. A miner would open his purse of gold, offering merchants and barkeeps to take a pinch of dust as payment. Prosperous merchants were said to have ‘Fat Thumbs,’ thanks to a reputation for taking generous pinches of gold. In blending Argonaut Fat Thumb, our Master Distiller showed he too had a ‘Fat Thumb’ when pulling from our alembic brandy stocks. The resulting blend showcases the quality of some of our more scarce blending legs.
Nose: On the nose, baked orchard fruits with a lush undercurrent of vanilla butter and oak spice.
Palate: 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.
Finish: The finish is long and pleasant with butterscotch dominating before fruit and oak win out.
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