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
Our New York Pawpaw farm is doing well, and getting a lot of rain and sun this year so far. One tree has 11 fruit on it alone! Some trees are mature, others are seedlings in tree tubes. All indications so far point to a fantastic yield for apples, bayberries, aronia, and pawpaws! Attached are
Mohawk Spirits Distillery won a Silver Medal for its Strawberry Liqueur at the 2017 ADI Judging of Craft Spirits, and international judging competition. Our strawberry liqueur is made from strawberries grown in nearby Stone Arabia, New York, hand-picked, and hand de-topped. Mohawk Spirits Distillery 2017 Silver Medal
Eric from Mohawk Spirits was able to attend the international pawpaw conference at Kentucky State University, which was also the 100th anniversary of the 1916 American Genetics Best Pawpaw Contest! Attendees hailed from all over the world, and many interesting presentations and hands-on demonstrations were enjoyed. Below are the generally-recognized pawpaw "celebrities", luminaries, and leading
Mohawk Spirits is now a proud member of the North American Pawpaw Growers Association (NAPGA). We have a nursery containing 293 seedlings and 12 semi-mature trees of 8 varietals. As producers of pawpaw liqueur, we are very committed to establishing the pawpaw in central New York and expanding its popularity here.
Mohawk Spirits has just secured it first 150 pounds of organic strawberries from the Dutch Barn Farm in Stone Arabia! Most of these strawberries will be processed and fermented for distilling later. They are incredibly tart and sweet and bright red, perfect specimens for our strawberry liqueur, debuting later this year. 60 pounds of