What we are Working on
In the first post I explained a little about the two of us behind apple country spirits, today I will take a little time to explain what we are working on. Distilling is a time and labor intensive process, so you can expect to see some of these things a lot faster than others.
Our first product, which should be available in February, is a vodka made exclusively from apples. Most vodkas today are made from grains (generally rye, wheat or corn) because they are plentiful, easy to work with and offer a high yield. A small portion of vodkas are made from potatoes, and an even smaller portion from fruits. Because ours is made from apples, it may have a slightly different after taste (less bitter, slightly sweeter) but it will NOT taste like apples.
The next product we have been working on since the still first started, because it will take the longest. We Took some of our apple spirits and put them into used bourbon barrels from a well known distillery in Kentucky (hint: 2 words, very similar, both start with M) and will now let them sit for 2 years. This will make a wonderful, mellow and tasty spirit known as applejack. Applejack is a traditional American spirit, and like bourbon is a product that can only be made in the United States (think scotch and Scotland). Historically, Martha Washington had a recipe for Applejack...
Some sort of, yet to be defined, high proof tasty drink. Wonderfully vague right? We had the good fortune of trying some spirits from France that a friend of ours brought over, and got some ideas that we are tossing around so not much more can be said about this at the moment. But, stay tuned and we will update you as progress of that moves along... and maybe we will even invite some people to come sample it as we work on it...
Infused vodkas will round out our early offerings. We are going to keep it simple and easy with these, focusing on natural infusions with products we grow right on the farm. Things like peaches and cherries because, frankly, cake doesn't grow naturally, nor does cotton candy.
That is all for today. As always, check back regularly.