Laird & Company // New Jersey, USA
The Laird family has been distilling apple brandy since at least 1698.
Officially, records for the sale of their applejack date back to 1780.
The Laird family has been distilling apple brandy since at least 1698. Officially, records for the sale of their applejack date back to 1780. Their applejack consists of 35% apple brandy and 65% neutral spirits.
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.
"Gentle apple notes hit your nose along with a tiny bit of char smoke. The flavor is tangy and slightly sweet and shows mild wood spices. It is smooth and light bodied on your palate with a pleasant taste of biting into bittersweet apples at the back end. Really nice for what it is. Enjoy neat or on the rocks, although having with ginger ale wouldn't be a bad idea either."