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Argonaut Brandy: Drinking the Golden Fleece with Scott Richardson

  • Lost Property Bar and Kitchen 1704 Vine Street Hollywood, CA 90028 United States (map)
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California, long a global leader in wine production, is increasingly a center of distilling that same wine into brandy. On Wednesday, February 20, join Argonaut Brandy and The Museum of the American Cocktail for a lesson in crafting premium California brandy with National Brand Ambassador Scott Richardson. Guests will experience the distinct flavors of every expression in Argonaut’s collection—Speculator, Fat Thumb, The Claim, and Saloon Strength. After the tasting, enjoy Argonaut Brandy in three MOTAC Custom Cocktails, courtesy master bartender BC Hoffman, and support The Museum of the American Cocktail!

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Argonaut Brandy

  • Speculator

  • Fat Thumb

  • The Claim

  • Saloon Strength



Scott Richardson

Scott Richardson

At Argonaut, we believe California brandy is ready to rank alongside the world’s most acclaimed spirits. Exceptional brandy starts with exceptional grapes. We source from our own vineyards and from growers we’ve worked with for generations. We use our 80-plus years of California vineyard expertise to pick grapes at their optimal ripeness for distillation with the ideal balance of acid and sugars for peak brandy flavors.


A native of Southern California, Scott Richardson has spent the last eight years in the wine and spirits industry, from San Diego to San Francisco and many places in between. With an interest in building spirits brands on the supplier side of the business, his passionate journey now brings wine and spirits drinkers together to learn about California’s original homegrown spirit—brandy.

Scott is the National Brand Ambassador for Argonaut Brandy, an expertly-crafted brandy as rich, vibrant, and inventive as the land it comes from. He is dedicated to raising the status of California Premium Brandy and aspires to seeing it regarded among the world’s most acclaimed spirits.