1892 Forever Wild Apple Brandy
82 Proof, 41% ABV
1892 Apple Brandy is an ode to Gristmill Distillers’ home, the Adirondack Park. Established by the New York State Legislature in 1892, it encompasses six million acres and is the largest publicly protected area in the contiguous United States. The land was further protected by an amendment to the New York State Constitution at the 1894 Constitutional Convention, which declared the park ‘forever wild’. Gristmill Distillers makes their 1892 Apple Brandy in the same way they produce their whiskies, letting it rest in new American oak barrels after two distillations. As with Gristmill’s Blackfly Bourbon, you get a touch of that oak in this brandy. It’s crisp and snappy, much like apple cider without the lingering sweetness. A bit dry with a floral nose and a taste as pure as the process through which it’s crafted. Gristmill Distillers’ 1892 Apple Brandy is made with New York apples grown on New York land, forever made in the mountains, forever Adirondacks, and forever wild.