Haskell's was proud to be the first retailer to purchase a single barrel of any of the Craftwerk releases. There were only 4 barrels made, we picked our favorite of the four, and the other 3 barrels were blended to create the regular release.
We are inspired by the imagination & fearlessness of America’s Craft Brewers. We share their passion for their craft. We are proud to share our American Brandy barrels & share the barrels previously used to finish craft beers to refine & polish the maturation of our craft distilled American Brandy.
Our ambition is to directly infuse the character and personality of the individual beers within the American Brandy with honest authenticity. The brandy is aged for a full 12 months in beer barrels. The spirit proof entering the barrel is a full bodied +/- 130 Proof to maximize flavor extraction. Bottle proof at 121 Proof is chosen to maximize the craft beer flavor profiles by minimizing dilution with just a touch of water to enable the flavors to authentically bloom & soften the heat just a touch.
The brandy is unadulterated by any additives that may impact on the authentic & direct flavor from the barrels - Non-Chill Filtered - which would extract flavor, no addition of boisé - which would muddy flavors with a fake oaky profile, no caramel color - the spirit is the natural color from the barrel. The craft beer barrels have deeply influenced the aroma & taste of the brandy with their unique profiles & personalities. They boogie.