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 ...

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 ...