Driftless Glen Voted a Best Craft Brandy Distillery
We are so excited to announce that Driftless Glen is a winner in the 2020 USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice travel award contest for Best Craft Brandy Distillery! Thank you to everyone who helped us vote. A panel of experts partnered with 10Best editors to pick the initial nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote.
The 5 Year Reserve Brandy from Driftless Glen Distillery in Wisconsin starts in France, where grapes are barreled and aged onsite for five years in French oak. The spirit is then brought to Wisconsin, where it’s cask-finished in bourbon barrels to add depth of flavor and color. Our brandy is characterized with notes of vanilla, caramel, and cherry with a smooth, warm finish.
Brandy is enjoying a resurgence in popularity, thanks in part to renewed interest in classic cocktail recipes. The term “brandy” refers primarily to spirits distilled from wine, and more broadly to spirits distilled from fruits (also called eau de vie). Many of these distilleries work in small batches using locally-sourced ingredients, including apples, pears and other fruits grown on nearby orchards or in partnership with local wineries.