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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Roll Out the Barrels

  • Posted On: April 1, 2014
  • Author: Collin McConville
  • Categories: Drinking, Support Local, Lake Ontario Wine Trail, Cider, Products

Even though there is snow on the ground; we can actually see the sun -- so it is spring!  That means that the Lake Ontario Wine Trail is back in the full swing of things.  Many of the wineries are clearing the snow off and opening their doors on a new year.  With the start of the season, comes the most popular and, in my opinion, most unique of the Wine Trail Events.

Over the past few years the Roll Out The Barrels event has grown to be something that many people wait for with great anticipation.  The event is unique ...

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 ...

Prepping for the Holiday Season

  • Posted On: September 6, 2013
  • Author: Collin McConville
  • Categories: Lake Ontario Wine Trail, Products, Support Local, Events, Facility

Hello everyone.  Fall is finally here!  We are picking fruit like mad and are in the process of turning some of it into new products.  A couple of days ago we pit a bin of peaches (about 700 pounds) and plopped them into some over proofed vodka.  This is the first step in our peach infused vodka!!

As the season progresses and the weather gets colder we will be out and about doing tastings at different festivals and events.  If you haven't had a chance to stop by the distillery, maybe you can meet us at one of the ...

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 ...