Vermont Spirits No. 14 Apple Brandy

The Data

Category   Brandy

Sub-Category   Brandy

Origin   Vermont

Retail Price   $52.99

ABV   40%

In the Glass

Appearance

Brilliant, golden amber color.

Aromatics

The nose is filled with the scents of baked apples with accents of charred oak, butterscotch, nutmeg, and vanilla bean.

Flavor

The palate echoes the nose delivering a rich, apple-driven core with waves of brown baking spices, pepper, oak, and ginger.

Intensity & Texture

Medium-bodied with bright fruit supported by loads of oak, spice, and sharp ginger notes that add shape and intrigue.

Cool Factor

A

We love a great fruit brandy made with pure fruit and aged to perfection.

Value Grade

C

Selling in the middle $50 range this won't make it to the bargain shelf but that's not the point. I'm not certain of the quantities produced but I understand that it is scarce.

Analysis

Vermont is not just famous for maple and pints of ice cream, it is also home to great number of apple orchards. Vermont apples are pressed and fermented into a raw cider and then distilled and rested in Hungarian oak casks. This apple brandy is not aged for a specific number of years rather they continually taste and bottle once the desired maturity is achieved. This charming brandy is a great American take on Calvados and we do love a tasty Calvados.

How to Enjoy

Sip neat after dinner or enjoy in a range of cocktails.

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