This Brandy Is Made for a Coupe

The New York Times

August 21, 2018

A sommelier from NoMad and a bartender from PDT have created a brandy meant for cocktails.

You do not have to use your Hennessey XO to make a sidecar. Jeff Bell, a bartender at PDT, and Thomas Pastuszak, the wine director at the NoMad, have worked together to develop a reasonably priced, easy-drinking California brandy for cocktails, Bertoux. Pot-still brandies are blended to make a mellow spirit with dried fruit overtones. The spirit will appear in cocktails at PDT in the East Village, the Aviary in the Time Warner Center, Ada’s Place at Legacy Records near Hudson Yards, Katana Kitten in the West Village and Dead Rabbit in the financial district after Bertoux goes on sale on Sept. 5.

Bertoux Brandy, $45 for 750 milliliters after Sept. 5 at Bowery and Vine,