Fans Vote for Favorite Craft Brandy Distillery in 10Best 2018 Readers’ Choice Award

Guerneville, CA, September 17, 2018 – Korbel California Brandy is pleased to announce its ranking as #1 Craft Brandy Distillery by USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice. Nominated by a panel of American spirits experts, the public was invited to vote online for its favorite craft brandy distillery this month, where Korbel Brandy took top honors.

A classic spirit of heritage and sophistication, brandy is enjoying resurgence among today’s craft cocktail culture. From fine dining dessert drinks to innovative twists on traditional cocktails, bartenders and chefs alike have re-discovered this retro spirit, while fans across the nation celebrated the category by voting for the best in this friendly online contest.

The 10Best Readers’ Choice Award contest launches new categories every other week, where the top 20 nominees are ranked by consumers during a four week online voting contest. For a full list of results and to learn more about 10Best Readers’ Choice Award, please visit

Since 1889, Korbel Champagne Cellars has been producing award-winning California brandy. Handcrafted in small batches at an artisan distillery using only the finest California grapes, Korbel Brandy is aged to perfection in premium oak barrels – fire charred and mellowed to achieve a golden amber color, rich butterscotch aroma, and extra smooth taste.

Korbel Brandy Old Fashioned

  • 1.5 oz. Korbel California Brandy
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 1 sugar cube or 1 tsp. sugar
  • Orange slice
  • Top with lemon-lime soda

Muddle the sugar with the bitters and orange slice in the bottom of an old-fashion glass. Add Korbel California Brandy and some ice cubes. Stir and garnish with orange slice and cherry.