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Smith Devereux

Gran Paradiso Brandy
2nd Release | ONLY 300 Bottles

Wine Club Only 
Only 300 bottles made (one barrel) 


The 2nd vintage of our handmade, Napa Valley, Bourbon-Lovers Brandy is FINALLY here. I know... it's been a long wait... but this stuff takes a long time to make! Gran Paradiso, our rich, delicious, 9-year-old grape brandy was aged in a Smith Devereux IBEX Single Vineyard Merlot Barrel.

After crush (the same process as wine) this brandy was distilled (not fermented like wine) and then placed in small bourbon barrels, which adds rich, sweet, smokey notes (think creme brûlée). We then carefully move it into a single Prager Port barrel (based here in St. Helena) for 18 months and finally into an IBEX Single Vineyard Merlot barrels for an additional 18 months. This final touch not only makes this brandy completely unique, it added the rich spice, bold fruit, and beloved flavor of our prized IBEX merlot.

Since the IBEX mountain goat (for which the merlot vineyard and wine are named) comes from the Gran Paradiso Mountains of Italy, and this brandy comes from an IBEX Merlot Barrel, we thought it fitting to name the Brandy "Gran Paradiso". Full circle.


Cocktails from famed Mixologist and Author Duggan McDonnel. Duggan was named by Food & Wine magazine as a ‘Leader of the American Cocktail Revolution’ and he is a dear friend of Smith Devereux. 

A perfect Summer Afternoon cocktail - crisp, boozy, refreshing.
2 oz Gran Paradiso
4 oz Fresh Lemonade (1 oz Fresh Lemon Juice, 1 oz Simple Syrup, 2 oz Sparkling Water/Your Favorite La Croix)
    ⁃    Pour into tall glass, stir, fill glass with ice, stir again and garnish with a fresh bouquet of mint. Enjoy!

Most folks don’t know the historic Mexican method of making a Margarita included local Brandy - this paved the way for the success of Gran Marnier in a Cadillac Margarita.
1 oz Gran Paradiso 
1 oz Your Favorite Tequila 
1 oz Fresh Lime Juice
1 oz Agave Nectar Syrup (Nectar cut equally with Water)
    ⁃    Pour liquids into shaker, add ice, shake vigorously and pour all into tumbler. Garnish with a thin lime wheel and enjoy!

Complex, multi-faceted punches are the ancestors to today’s Cocktail Renaissance-this gem is a striking balance between bright and boozy, bitter and sweet.
2 oz Gran Paradiso
1 oz Pineapple Juice
1 oz Fresh Lime Juice
.5 oz Simple Syrup
3 dashes Aromatic Classic Bitters
3 oz Ginger Beer 
    ⁃    Pour all into tall glass, stir, fill with ice, stir again, then float 
1 oz Smith Devereux Red Wine 

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Product Reviews

Linda Zenger's Gravatar
Linda Zenger
(Apr 1, 2023 at 5:41 PM)
Looking forward to trying it

Jacob Handler's Gravatar
Jacob Handler
(Jun 14, 2023 at 10:20 PM)
Got a sneak peak and love this brandy! I thought it was bourbon at first but it's just a bit lighter. More elegant.

Ian White's Gravatar
Ian White
(Jun 14, 2023 at 10:21 PM)
Well... it's my brandy... so of course I think it's wonderful! But really the love should go to our distiller Tim. Thank you Tim!

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