the most redeeming part of autumn is not the crisp comfortable temperatures… nope. not the breathtaking scarlet foliage… nope. not the return to regular schedules after a hectic summer… nope. the best part of fall is the the APPLES! i live for ‘em, and so do my buns. and now that we’ve found CORE, we live for that too! it’s the only vodka they’ll touch.
Golden Harvest Farms AKA CORE VODKA is a 3rd generation, family owned, 200 acre orchard dating back to the 40’s. Derek Grout came up with vodka as a business to use the surplus of apples which were going to waste.
Harvest Spirits was the first distillery to receive a D class distillers license in the state of New York, which authorizes the manufacturing of spirits from farm produce that can be sold directly to the public right out of the distillery. This required them to repeal a Prohibition era town law in order to become operational.
they make more than vodka, they make several types of brandy too: PEACH brandy, RARE PEAR brandy, APPLEJACK, BLACKBERRY vodka and GRAPPA to name a few. So this fall, get your butt up to the Hudson Valley and enjoy a tasting at this unusual FARM DISTILLERY. PS, if you bring your empty bottle back they’ll redeem your efforts with a FREE shot glass! you can also go apple picking on the premises and enjoy a hay ride. what country outing could beat that? Here’s a recipe to get you on your way…
2oz Harvest Spirits Core Apple Vodka
2oz Tonic Water
Sprig of Thyme
Garnish with alternating peeled apple slices and blueberries for striped, seersucker effect
Serve in chilled cocktail glass