Bertoux is a new brandy developed by Jeff Menashe. Made in San Francisco, the spirit is a solera-style blend of pot-distilled California brandies aged 3 to 7 years old, aged in French and American oak.
The brainchild of Jeff Bell (PDT) and Thomas Pastuszak (The NoMad), Bertoux is structured on the French classics, including the heavy use of the Colombard grape variety, with a distinctively American penchant for cocktails blended into the structure and flavor profile of the brandy. Created from 3yr-7yr old pot-distilled brandies that are aged in a combination of French and American Oak casks, the spirit is forward, primary, full flavored and well balanced all at once. If that doesn't fit the bill for a perfect all-purpose mixing spirit than we don't know what will.