Laird's Applejack

$19
Size

Laird's Applejack - 750ml is backordered and will ship as soon as it is back in stock.

ABOUT

Applejack is a brandy made from fermented cider. Spirits distilled from fruit beverages are more rare these days because they cost considerably more to produce than grain-based spirits. In fact, applejack - even Laird's - is rarely 100 percent apple brandy any more. Just before aging the apple brandy in barrels, distillers now cut it with neutral grain spirits (vodka) to a strength of around 40 percent alcohol. Laird's Applejack may be the closest thing we have to a national beverage; in fact, it is United States licensed distillery No. 1, dating back to before the Revolutionary War.

TASTING NOTES

Applejack producers use eating apples, resulting in a sweeter, less subtle spirit—which is why blending the fruit brandy with regular spirits makes sense. However, applejack's sweetness is perceived as opposed to actual, a lot like the taste you get from Jack Daniel's. Instead of bourbon's maple and oak flavors, with applejack you catch soft tones of apple, like walking past a giant apple tree on a fall day.

FOOD PAIRING

Serve in a wine glass or champagne flute, and top with cold ginger ale or sparkling wine. Applejack also makes a wonderful hot toddy; just add hot water and lemon, or even better, warm cider.

DETAILS

Country USA
Region New Jersey
Style Sparkling
Product Subcategory Brandy & Calvados
Mashbill Type Bourbon
Container Bottle
Container Size 750ml
Pre-Order, ships in 2-3 days