Captain Apple Jack
New Jersey, USA
Captain Apple Jack dates all the way back to 1934. It is a blend of neutral spirits and apple brandy. Supposedly 16 pounds of apples are required to create one bottle. The label states that it is blended and bottled by Hickory Town Distilling Co., the original brand behind the product, though it is now owned by Laird & Company. The product is presumably named after the 1931 film 'Captain Applejack' which, like the bottle label, also features pirate imagery.
American BrandyProduced in the US, this is usually referring to brandy distilled from grape-based wine. If the producer uses other fruit, it must be stated on the label. If aged under two years in oak, it must state the word "immature" on the label. Beyond that, labels such as VS, VSOP, and XO mean little as the brands themselves dictate what that means to them.