Barrel-aged apple cordial, made with locally grown and pressed apple cider Pommeau has been a spirit we’ve wanted to make ever since we hatched the idea to open Short Path Distillery. It all starts with locally pressed apple cider from Carlson Orchards in Harvard, MA. The cider is then fermented and distilled using our Charentais still to make Apple Brandy. We blend the apple brandy with more cider, proofing it down to about 18% abv before aging it in whiskey barrels from Damnation Alley Distillery. The result is captivating. A soft apple-blossom nose gives way to a dense burst of apple which subsides to reveal a deep and complex finish created from spending 4 months in a charred oak cask. We love to just sip this one on its own as a digestif, mixed with maple syrup and drizzled over ice cream, or in a highball with soda water and a dash of bitters.