Before grape vines filled the west Sonoma County countryside, this was apple country, and apple juice and cider production are still a large part of the local industry. The gravenstein apple (a perfect varietal for apple pie and rich cider) is the native variety, and the local gravenstein apple fair celebrates this heritage every year.
To make apple brandy, they ferment and double distill the juice of gravenstein apples that are grown and fresh squeezed by a grower in nearby coastal Sonoma County. They then age the brandy in new heavy char barrels. A classic American style of apple brandy with wonderful high notes of fresh cut apples and cedar spice from the oak.
The label is etched onto wood and depicts a two headed snake biting an apple, which symbolizes the distilleries copper still ‘The Two Headed Monster.’
750 ml, 42% ABV.