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Germain-Robin Brandy

About Germain-Robin Brandy

Founder: Hubert Germain-Robin and Ansley Coale
Year Founded: 1982
Distillery Location: Ukiah, California
Master Distiller / Blender: Joe Corley, Master Distiller

Germain-Robin Brandy Essential Facts

  • The founders of the brand met in 1981 when Hubert Germain-Robin was hitchhiking along Highway 101 north of San Francisco, and Ansley Coale decided to give him a lift.
  • While Germain-Robin’s brandies have become a favorite of bartenders and critics, the spirits can’t technically be called cognac since they’re made in California.

How You Should Drink Germain-Robin Brandy

  • Straight