Wednesday, October 10, 2007
How did I go through the first 35 years of my life never having tasted applejack? Well, I don't know that, but I do know this, it is mighty good. "What is applejack", I hear you ask? How kind of you to help my narrative along by asking questions. Applejack is an whiskey made from fermented apple cider and then cold-distilled (or "jacked").
My favorite applejack is made by Laird and Company (pictured above) and it happens to be the oldest native distilled spirit in the United States and is made in New Jersey. Their applejack is a blended whiskey with an apple brandy base and it taste like good whiskey with a lovely apple aroma and taste which lingers on the tongue. I was pleasant surprised that it wasn't sweet. I really look forward to trying their aged apple brandy which doesn't seem to be sold near here. Hmmm.. New Jersey is not far from here, this might be a good time for a road trip! Drink away, friends. Rest assured that I am not far behind you.