Tom Herbruck is a pretty laid-back guy. But one thing he takes very seriously is applejack. Produced from locally sourced cider in small batches just like it would have been by the pioneers 200 years ago, this applejack is truly a handmade specialty of the region. To the small amounts of locally pressed fresh cider that Tom can source he adds a certain amount of hand-pressed crabapple cider. This was the tradition in Ohio, and so it continues. The sweet cider is left to ferment naturally and takes at least three weeks before the natural sugars are completely converted to alcohol. This hard cider is then double-distilled in copper pot stills before being aged in a variety of different barrels. The first batch of Tom's Bottled in Bond Applejack was aged entirely in a single ex-cognac with a #3 char. 75.5 gallons of brandy entered the barrel at 118 proof and aged for four years and three months resulting in less than 370 bottles for the batch. The flavors are distinct and vibrant with tons of apple and spice on the nose. The palate is rich and viscous with plenty of fruitiness to balance the French oak component. One of the finest American apple brandies we've ever tasted. Only 30 cases were made available for California.
Real Time Inventory by Location:
The item you have chosen is not in stock in our retail stores or within our main
Product turnaround time varies by location of inventory and your chosen method of
- exclusive access from K&L