Korbel Brandy has put out a call to Madison bartenders to find the best Old Fashioned in the city and eight cocktails remain. Now through October 24th consumers can visit bartenders.korbelbrandy.com to vote for their favorite Korbel Brandy Old Fashioned.
In addition to online voting, consumers will have the chance to sample each cocktail at 6pm on October 24 along with a panel of judges. The grand prize winner will be decided by a combination of online votes and votes received during the event. The winner will receive a trip with a guest to the Korbel Winery in Sonoma County, Calif. Korbel, which is nestled in Sonoma County, is the ultimate getaway destination. The winery is steeped in history, surrounded by beautiful gardens and majestic redwoods and offers award-winning tours that feature a first-class tasting room, gift shop and top rated delicatessen.
The website (bartenders.korbelbrandy.com) offers not only voting for the contest, but each bartender is featured with their unique recipe and cocktail video. Participating bartenders include:
- Heather Young: Cocktail – Vintage Autumn Old Fashioned
- Tim Schmock: Cocktail – Cre-old Fashioned
- Ken Boll: Cocktail – Barrel-Aged Old Fashioned
- John Peterson: Cocktail – “Bloody Knuckles” Old Fashioned
- Ryan Shea: Cocktail – Bogging for Apples Old Fashioned
- Curt Gnatzig: Cocktail – Raspberry Sour Old Fashioned
- Jessica Schumaker: Cocktail – Fashionably Spiced
- Tom Dufek: Cocktail – Hodag and Honey Old Fashioned
Unique among United States brandy producers, Korbel Brandy controls production from grape to bottle. Handcrafted in small batches since 1889, Korbel Brandy is aged to perfection in premium fire-toasted oak barrels to achieve golden amber color, generous butterscotch aroma and extra smooth taste. The Korbel Brandy portfolio includes four truly distinctive brandies: rich, flavorful Korbel California Brandy; complex, sumptuous Korbel V.S.O.P. Gold Reserve; sophisticated, exceptionally smooth Korbel 12; and Korbel XS, which blends Madagascar vanilla, natural orange essence and spices for a one-of-a-kind taste.