Mastrogiannis Baton Brandy
Mastrogiannis Baton Brandy.

Mastrogiannis Baton Brandy

The term Baton is inspired by the relay race. Without the Baton the race has no meaning. The Baton is the only piece that makes it through the entire race and it is to be passed with precision and speed to the next athlete for the race to be won.

For us, the Baton represents the transfer of knowledge from one generation to another. With the unexpected passing of my dad in 2018, the meaning and symbol of the Baton became very clear.

My dad was a man of a few words, but his actions where greater than words. It’s how he showed me the true value of work. By showing me the meaning of hard work, and to achieve anything in your life, you must work on your craft with intention, and that the knowledge and vision had to continue forward for the next generation.

The transfer of knowledge meant using some of the finest Washington Riesling grapes. Crushed, fermented, pot distilled and aged in 59-gallon barrels for a minimum of two years. We add no color, flavors or additives. Pure grape distillate, oak barrels and time.

Our Baton Brandy is our first brandy release. Handcrafted with attention to detail, it is how American Brandy supposed to taste, distilled by a Greek on a small direct fired 50-gallon pot still, one batch at a time. Meraki into everything we do.

Awards

2019 - Silver - San Francisco World Spirits Competition - American Grape Brandy

Vintage Information

2016

Technical details

Base: Riesling Grape Brandy
Ingredients: Grape Brandy, Water.
TTB Class and Type: Brandy
Alcohol: 43% ALC./VOL.

Cheers,
-ilias mastrogiannis