Distillers Blog

Fruit Focus: Cherries

This is the second in our series of posts regarding the different fruits that we grow here at DeFisher Fruit Farm and the different products we can make with them at Apple Country Spirits.  The first entry in this series can be found here: http://applecountryspirits.com/blog/fruit-focus-apples/

 

Today's focus is on Cherries.  Cherries are our second biggest crop behind apples.  DeFisher Fruit Farm grows close to 100 acres of cherries all together, with a majority being tart cherries.  The oldest block of tree we have is over 35 years old and we have been growing cherries for ...

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Off Site Events

  • Posted On: August 7, 2013
  • Author: Collin McConville
  • Categories: New York Distilleries, Drinking, Support Local, Events

I am still recovering from the grand opening and pouring at the PGA so today will be a short post... I promise to be more active on the blog since we have officially launched.

As those that check our facebook regularly may know (and for those that don't you should really like us!) we recently poured samples of Tree at the Taste NY tent at the PGA.  We were excited to do it, and incredibly lucky to be offered the chance through the New York Distillers Guild.  We hope to do many such events as time goes by because ...

Going Live

  • Posted On: July 5, 2013
  • Author: Collin McConville
  • Categories: Products, Events, Launch, New York Distilleries, Support Local, Lake Ontario Wine Trail

Hello and happy Fourth of July weekend to everyone!  (I know, its the fifth but after harvesting cherries all morning yesterday I did not have the energy to finish this.  If see pictures of the cherry harvest check out our Facebook and Twitter)

So, as the title suggests we are finally going live with sales.  Opici has begun selling our product to liquor stores bars and restaurants.  We have not heard anything from them yet because of the long weekend -- but we hope to hear good news next week.  At the same time we would appreciate it if everyone would ...

State of the Distillery

  • Posted On: June 19, 2013
  • Author: Collin McConville
  • Categories: New York Distilleries, Drinking, Staff, Launch, Products

I cannot believe I have been here for over a year.  It is amazing how time flies when your day is full of doing what you love.  We are not as far as we wanted to be at this point, but we have finally launched product and will be selling to retailers starting in July.  Our distributor, The Opici Wine Group picked up fifty (50) cases from us yesterday and will begin sending them out to liquor stores bars and restaurants on the area in July.  Below is a picture of Dave and myself with the fifty cases all nice ...

Pressing Apples

  • Posted On: May 10, 2013
  • Author: Collin McConville
  • Categories: Products, Facility, Staff

Hello everyone.  Sorry for the long absence of posts -- I am sure there are thousands of you hanging on my every post.... or at least my Mother (Happy Mother's Day weekend!)

So what have we been up to?  Well, since we opened we have been continuing production full tilt and working on our next slate of products.  Our research and development department (me) has been hard at work trying to come up with extensions to our product line.  Some ideas have come from all the wonderful people that visited us on our opening weekend and subsequent weekends, and some ...

Lake Ontario Wine Trail

  • Posted On: April 19, 2013
  • Author: Collin McConville
  • Categories: Products, Events, Launch, Drinking, Support Local, Lake Ontario Wine Trail

Sorry for the lack of posts recently, I have been waiting for this post until we were 100% sure. We will be opening our doors this weekend for the first time. I will give that a second to sink in.

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We recently joined the Lake Ontario Wine Trail, and this weekend is their first event of the year.  We wanted to participate in this event and as such will be bottling a small run of our vodka to sell this weekend.  Quantities will be limited for the time being, but you can come in and try some from 10am to ...