Old Hampshire Blended Applejack
Old Hampshire // New Hampshire, USA
Old Hampshire Blended Applejack is made from a blend of New Hampshire apples (including Crispin, Cortland, Macintosh, and Honeycrisp varietals) that are then fermented with wine yeast. Following the initial stages, the cider is then twice distilled in an alembic still before it’s finished with a two year charred barrel aging process.
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
"Old Hampshire Blended Applejack is more pear-like than appley on the nose, with some pleasing vanilla richness. On the palate, apples show stronger, roasted and freshly cut, with brown sugar and pleasant buttery oak notes as well as nutmeg and cinnamon. Altogether good acid/fruit balance with a spicy finish. "