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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  • Posted On: March 22, 2013
  • Author: Collin McConville
  • Categories: Facility, Events, Support Local, Staff

Apple Country Spirits, while a rather large undertaking in itself, is just the first step toward a much wider goal of creating an agritourism destination in Wayne County.  Agritourism is a little bit of a new idea, basically pertaining to the promotion of farms as not only food/goods producing entities, but also as places of interest and interaction.  Agritourism destinations can be as simple as a farm stand, or as complex as a venue featuring music, food, event spaces etc.  Eventually we hope to start incorporating some of these other facets into the Eddy Road location including a farm ...


  • Posted On: March 15, 2013
  • Author: Collin McConville
  • Categories: Drinking, Science, Products

There are a lot of products out there with a lot of different names and terms on them, and sometimes it can get confusing.  I will do my best to identify and define some of these marketing terms, and I will even explain some that we ourselves plan on using.  Marketing is often looked at negatively, but if you (the consumer) know what to look for, you will not be mislead when you are in the liquor store trying to decipher what it actually says on the label. 

Estate Bottled - generally found on wines but sometimes found on rums etc ...

Distilling in New York

  • Posted On: March 6, 2013
  • Author: Collin McConville
  • Categories: New York Distilleries, Drinking, Support Local, Facility, Products

Some reading these posts may be familiar with the recent renaissance of alcohol production in New York state.  The "Alcohol Summit" has been on the news a few times, featuring Governor Cuomo talking about increasing support for beer and wine and spirits.  It really is a great time to be a drinker in New York, because this recent explosion of alcohol production has brought a lot of really good products to the market. Because these products are produced on a small scale in New York communities, many of them are open to the public.  I would recommend anyone who has ...