|Apples waiting to be mashed in 2014|
We moved the brandy from two american oak casks to a french oak barrel refurbished and retoasted by reWine in Salem in 2015, and it set to mellow for a year in the french oak barrel to good effect.
|Bottles to be labeled in 2017|
Apple brandy was one of the first spirits made in the American colonies, but has been forgotten. We bought a bottle of Hudson Valley Applejack after tasting it at a Farmers Market in Rhinecliff in Upstate New York this winter (Cornelius Apple Jack), and it got us in the mood.
We're trying cocktails with the Orgeat syrup from the Bitter Housewive, and think the almond & apple flavors go well together.