Best of the Best 2011: Spirits: Charbay Brandy No. 83

By law, cognac must be made in the Cognac region of France, but brandy can be produced anywhere—even in Ukiah, Calif., where 12th-generation distiller Miles Kara­kasevic makes an unusually complex version of this grape-based spirit. After graduating from the University of Belgrade in Serbia, where he studied enology and viticulture, and working at numerous California […]