Laird's Straight Apple Brandy 100 Proof
Laird & Company // New Jersey, USA
This is 100% apple brandy aged at least 3 years in charred oak barrels. It is bottled at 100 proof. The Laird's apple brandies are produced from cider that is allowed to ferment naturally; no commercial yeast strain is used.
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.
Cask Typecharred, American oak
"This is a bit richer with lots more apple on the aroma than their Applejack (which makes total sense as that has some grain spirit in it). There's a baked apple coupled with a slight savory note which makes it multi-dimensional. Fantastic apple brandy suitable for cocktails such as an old-fashioned."