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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A Cocktail for Winter

  • Posted On: December 31, 2013
  • Author: Collin McConville
  • Categories: Drinking, Support Local, Cider, Cocktail, Products

That time of year is upon us here in the snow belt of New York.  While December was relatively minor (only about 2 feet of snow) the start of January is looking like it will be a cold one.  Not much snow on the ground at the moment, but the wind is biting and the sun is nowhere to be seen.  This will be my second winter here, and from all accounts that is the way it is supposed to see -- so good bye sun!  Until we meet again in April. 

With that in mind I thought that I would ...

We're Still Here, I Promise!

  • Posted On: November 11, 2013
  • Author: Collin McConville
  • Categories: Drinking, Facility, Events, Cider, Products

Hello everyone!  It has been far to long since I posted but we have been in the heart of harvest season, and have been hard at work on new products for you all to enjoy.  We are working on two flavored vodkas, and should have them out early in the new year.  We wanted them out in time for the holiday season, unfortunately as we have learned everything takes longer to accomplish in this industry.  The flavors will be Peach and Tart Cherry.  We grow both, so will be using natural flavors instead of artificial syrups. 

The next product we ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...