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Frísco is a mysterious, delicious, and electrifying new Brandy that we are excited to introduce to the world! Frísco (pronounced frees-koh) is an unoaked grape Brandy which surprises people because it means it's a clear Brandy! Made exclusively from California grapes and blending classical techniques with modern ones, Frísco has a light flavor, full body, and dangerously smooth finish. It is a wild, immature, sophisticated Brandy. Frísco is pioneering a new frontier, and is primed to disrupt the spirits category and take the world by storm. We are happy to share Frísco, a product derived from our passion for craft liquor and adventure.
GET READY FOR A BRANDY REVOLUTION
Frísco Launched in the Spring of 2017 with lots of fan fare. So not that long ago! Frísco has had an amazing first year. Introducing not just a new brand but helping to redefine a category, Frísco has been turning heads.
It has already been very well received and sales have gone cost to cost.
Frísco Brandy Wins Early Praise:
● Gold Medal AND Best in Class at the
LA International Spirits 2018
● Top 100 Spirits of 2017 (Wine Enthusiast)
● Earned a 92 and Best Buy rating (Wine Enthusiast)
We have been working our tails off to get the word out on Frísco and the buzz is spreading. Our base in San Francisco remains the hub with Los Angeles growing significantly and some select locations across California and as well as New York.
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THE SECRET SAUCE
Developed in San Francisco with a craft approach, Frísco uses grapes sourced from sustainable Central California vineyards and fresh Northern California water. Frísco is double distilled in a traditional copper still, aged in stainless steel, and finished with a unique charcoal mellowing – a technique rarely used on this type of spirit. The result is a clean and clear, full-bodied, yet dangerously smooth spirit. The taste has light floral overtones with suggestions of tropical fruit ending in a dry finish. Enjoy Frísco on the rocks or easily mixed into your favorite cocktail.
We use California muscat grapes to make Frísco. The grape has light fruity tones while providing Frísco with that full body roundness that makes for such a perfect combination. Distilled spirits are only as good as their raw ingredients so we constantly strive to source the best California grapes available. Being close to the grapes is an important part of our process as we aim to keep a minimal carbon footprint.
Converting the grapes into wine is the part that yields the magical ingredient, alcohol. The muscat grapes are crushed and fermented into wine. The wine is fresh, unaged, and unoaked which preserves the fruity, floral flavors of Frísco.
During distillation the wine is distilled which concentrates the flavor and alcohol. Distillation uses heat to separate compounds with different boiling points. The alcohol evaporates out of the wine and goes into the top of the still where it is condensed back into a liquid state. The skill of distilling is choosing what to discard and what to keep. The spirit is double distilled on a copper still to give it a clean, full body. The spirit is then aged in stainless steel, to preserve the intrinsic fruit flavor.
Frísco was created to be something enjoyable and unique, a new take on an old classic. The taste has floral scents, echoing something tropical. The full body adds depth to any cocktail. Perhaps the most amazing part about Frísco, is the clean and smooth finish. We suggest trying it on the rocks with some soda or water to open up the flavor or mixing it into your favorite cocktail.