We had a wonderful harvest of Meader persimmons, aronia, crab apples and a few medlars. The pawpaws were a bit small, and that is probably because of so much rain and not much sun this year. These persimmons are delicious when ripe and bletted (need time in the cold). Stay tuned in 2019 for a
Our farm has a number of ancient crab apple trees, producing both golden yellow and deep red fruits on different trees. The name might be off-putting or suspicious, but these little fruits are delicious, semi-tart crunchy apples! We picked buckets full to try some pressing and cider work.
In 2018, we planted two medlar trees (Breda varietal), and we were lucky enough to have fruit in the first year! The picture below shows what a medlar fruit looks like. The fruit, after harvesting, needs to blet (cold cure) and then it will soften. The taste is similar to apple sauce. We only had
We are happy to report that we won Silver for our strawberry liqueur! We are a proud member of the New York State Distiller's Guild as well!
The 2018 season for pawpaws is looking positive so far! Three trees so far were successfully pollinated (naturally) and miniature fruits are now visible. These trees will get a lot of TLC this summer to ensure a good yield for our award-winning pawpaw liqueur!
Mohawk Spirits Distillery Wins Silver and Bronze in Great American International Spirits Competition
We are happy to report that we received two medals in the Great American International Spirits Competition! Silver Medal - Strawberry Liqueur Bronze Medal - Pawpaw Liqueur
We are very excited about winning the Silver Medal in the Liqueurs category of the American Distilling Institute's International Judging of Craft Spirits. Our Pawpaw liqueur won the medal! We grow this amazing native fruit here in New York, which is made into a tropical-tasting liqueur with banana, apple, and caramel notes.
We just finished producing our first run of Aronia Liqueur, just in time for entry to the American Distilling Institute's International Judging of Craft Spirits for 2018. This liqueur is made from the black chokeberry, harvested here in upstate New York by hand. It takes a LOT of berries to make enough to process into
Our aronia berries and Meader persimmons are starting to ripen now! Aronia (aronia spp.) are also known as chokeberries, and at our orchard they are abundant on bushes and trees. Although the berries turn purple to black and sometimes red in the late summer, they are not ripe until the colder weather begins to set
In case you have never seen one, here is a very large 71/60 SGI liquid-dividing head. The silvering has been removed in this unit from a repair, which allows even more of the intricate glassblowing work to be seen. This head sits on top of a tall glass perforated plate Oldershaw column, and the entire