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Carlo DeVito is a long time wine lover, and author of books and magazine articles. He is the author of Wineries of the East Coast. He has traveled to wine regions in California, Canada, up and down the east coast, France, Spain and Chile. He was also a publisher at Running Press Book Publishers, where he published books from Wine Spectator, as well as books with Greg Moore (of Moore Bros.), Matt Kramer, Howard Goldberg, and many other wine writers. Mr. DeVito has also been the editor of many successful traditional trade books, including Strange Fruit by David Margolick, On the Shoulders of Giants by Stephen Hawking, and three titles by Malachy McCourt. Other authors include John and Mary Gribbin, Thomas Hoving, Philip Caputo, E. O. Wilson, Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr., John Edgar Wideman, Stanley Crouch, Dan Rather, Dee Brown, Susie Bright, and Eleanor Clift. He lives with his wife, pet publisher Dominique DeVito, their two sons, their two dogs, and their numerous goldfish.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Harvest Spirts Releases Cornelius Applejack


So I've been hearing all about the new Apple Jack that Harvest Spirits was making, and decided to give it a try. I drove over to the distillery to give it a whirl.

Since colonial times, traditional applejack was made by freezing barrels of hard cider during the long winter months, then tapping and removing the alcoholic center. This was a powerful and harsh liquor, since it concentrated all of the alcohols — both good and bad. Since they carefully distill Cornelius Applejack 3 times, Harvest Spirits' version offers a smoother, more satisfying take on this American classic.
Carefully distilled and rested in premium bourbon barrels, Cornelius Applejack is made from 100% Hudson Valley apples, homegrown on our 200 acre fruit farm.Each bottle is made from over 60 lbs. of fresh apples grown steps from our distillery.

It was smooth, with a great apple scent. Really smooth, really wonderful. Perfect for this time of year!

Tremendous! The folks at Harvest Spirit have done it again!!!!


Blogger Rowland said...

so what is the deal with that stuff? their web page says its 4 times distilled? 3 times in copper and then freeze distilled? is there any freeze distilling or is it a 3x distilled apple vodka aged in barrel? I like the packaging, very cool, dying to try.

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