The average beverage brandy is usually 50%abv, this brandy is not just a sweet “flavored apple brandy” but a 90 proof brandy distilled from apples. With a subtle fruit bouquet and flavors of spice and leather with a lovely toasted oak finish this brandy goes down smooth. The earthy notes come from aging the brandy in French and American Oak barrels.
Martini's are one of my absolute favorite drinks but Vodka alone is not. That is until I tried Uncle John's Vodka, if you thought the brandy was good the Vodka takes you to another level.
Traditionally Vodka is made from potatoes or grain and then sugar is added to make it sweeter. With Uncle John's Vodka it is distilled from apples that are already sweet so no added sugar is needed. Which means you are getting more of a pure Vodka flavor, that is sweet on the tongue and smooth to drink with gentle fruit and spice notes. I would suggest drinking this vodka neat or with fresh cranberry juice or tonic.
Perfect for the upcoming holiday season is their Apple Dessert Wine. This particular wine is created with fermented apple cider and blended with their signature brandy for a smooth, sweet taste. Perfect for that after dinner drink with cheese or a tart dessert.
I had a wonderful day at Uncle John's Cider Mill in the tasting area and I suggest that you take a day and experience it is as well. You can also find their spirits, wine and hard ciders sold at different specialty stores in the area.