Distiller Dan Farber has been involved in brandy production since the mid-1980s, studying in Cognac and other brandy-producing regions around the world and finally settling near Santa Cruz, CA, to found the Osocalis Distillery. A lover of all spirits, Farber founded Osocalis to produce classically styled brandies. After three decades, he professes to still be a student and continues to study distillation and fermentation around the world. An aficionado of fruit- and grain-based ferments, his real passion is well-aged spirits of all categories. Farber is most definitely a member of and advocate for the Slow Distillation Movement.