Only a Matter of Time

I walked into the tasting bar yesterday afternoon to find Kyle going through the latest K&L Exclusive brandy arrivals, taking notes on the new vintages of Pellehaut and Maouhum. He looked at me for about ten seconds before he said:

"Can it really get any better than this? This is fifty bucks. It doesn't make any sense."

He was holding up the bottle of 2001 Pellehaut; a fourteen year vintage Armagnac that both of us are currently in awe of. 

"If people only knew...." he trailed off. 

I walked up beside him with a smile and put my arm around him.

"It's only a matter of time," I said. Because when you have products that are this good, for these prices, it doesn't matter if people don't recognize the names or the labels. Eventually the word gets out. When you have brown spirits, aged in new charred oak barrels, between 27-33 years of age, all under $100 per bottle, it won't stay under the radar for long. It can't stay under the radar for long.

And it won't. It's only a matter of time, and I've got an entire shelf full of new things when that time comes.

-David Driscoll

David Driscoll