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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Welcome to the New Team Members

  • Posted On: October 13, 2014
  • Author: Collin McConville
  • Categories: Support Local, Events, Staff

Hello everyone!!  I hope you are all having a wonderful fall so far -- the weather here has been rather nice.... considering we have had nothing but rain all year.  We have been expanding our product lines over the past couple of months and look forward to releasing a number of new products in the next couple of weeks (more on that in a later post I promise).  I wanted to take this time to introduce our new team members.  We are steadily growing and have started to bring on new members to fill roles that we no longer had time ...

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 ...


  • 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 ...

The Apple Country Spirits Crew

  • Posted On: January 16, 2013
  • Author: Collin McConville
  • Categories: Facility, Staff, Launch

As the first post, I thought it might be a good idea to introduce the crew behind Apple Country Spirits and Tree Vodka.  This project has been in development for several years now, and is finally coming to completion.  The mastermind of this operation is David DeFisher and I, your friendly neighborhood distiller, am Collin McConville.

David DeFisher is the fourth generation of his family to own and run DeFisher Fruit Farms.  His family has grown apples in Williamson since the 1800's.  Since taking the reigns from his father Bill, in the 1990's, Dave has expanded the farm ...