This is a story that began in 1983 on a very foggy night. Everyone was hushed as we lit the Still for the very first run.
We were honored that Mr. Pruhlo, the founder of the company that made the exotic still, had come from France to be with us. I remember him as a proper Frenchman, a proud and warm gentleman who was truly loving the moment. His company is no longer in business and we have lost Mr. Pruhlo, yet here is Charbay Brandy, alive with the captured evening as part of its soul.
Over thrity years have passed since then. We have watched over it and let it naturally evolve into a proud and warm, pure Folle Blanche brandy. Double distilled by an excited crew and cut with precision. Aged in French oak.
People who have tasted it through the years continued to ask, "when will it be released?" I had thought for the turn of the century celebration but that passed by...
We released the 27 year old Brandy on November 8th, the anniversary of when Miles landed in North America in 1962 from Europe. With this Brandy, he continues the 12 generations of distilling in his family. He was the first in his family to leave the homeland. It was California where he chose to carry on the tradition.
It was a humble beginning.
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A wine list from Flask published in the early 1970s
Driving down Ventura Blvd in Studio City in the 1960’s has something in common with today, Flask Fine Wine & Whisky- Flask first opened its doors to the public in 1962. Decades later and it still remains a respected fixture in the Los Angeles community.
We work directly with the wineries, distilleries and breweries to maintain a personal relationship with the creators of some of our favorite products.
We want to know their stories and how they produce bottles that fit into our unique collection. We make a point to keep our selection stocked with a wide variety, offering your classic Napa icons to your natural & organic wines.
We like to think of our whiskey and spirit section as more of a library where the rarest of bottles can be found.
We look forward to helping you find your next favorite bottle!