New York City may be known as the Big Apple, but a few hundred miles upstate you will find some of the finest apples that America has to offer. For the preparation of New York Apple Whiskey, the Leopold Brothers use a wide range of these apples, from the common Golden Delicious, to the rare Macoun apple, searching for the perfect blend of flavours and aromas.
When the selection of apples are nearly overripe, they are juiced and gently blended with the whiskey. The distinctive flavours of several varieties of New York State's finest apples will provide the backdrop to the subtle whiskey finale. After blending, the Apple Whiskey is racked into used bourbon barrels for additional ageing. The barrels add the oak, raisin, and vanilla finish in this handcrafted American Whiskey. The mix of the sweet and tart apples balance perfectly with the charred oak finish, making the New York Apple Whiskey the ultimate small batch after dinner drink, much like a fine cordial or dessert wine.
It is also delicious served on the rocks, or as a refined twist to a more traditional Manhattan.
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