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Apple Jack

5

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Applewood Farm Winery's Apple Jack has a dark caramel colour with aromas of smokey baked apples, vanilla and spice.

It has intense baked apple flavours with complex tannins showcasing heavily charred oak, with notes of cinnamon and vanilla. This Applejack is sweet, well balanced and has a long, smooth, lingering, finish.

This amazing representation of modern Applejack is a must try. Bottled from a small batch that was aged for four years in French and American oak barrels, this Applejack is sure to please the most discerning palate.

With 21% alcohol, it is packaged in a 750 ml whisky bottle, complete with waxed covered stopper and an old-time label design that would make this Applejack a wonderful gift. But don't wait, contact Applewood Farm Winery right away as this one will not last and is going fast.

2007 Olde Port of Halifax

5
2007 Old Port of Halifax

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2007 Olde Port of Halifax is a limited edition aperitif-style strong cider. It has an amber colour with aromas of apple, vanilla, toasted oak and spice, reminiscent of the smells you might expect from the ribs of a vintage wooden sailing ship.

When you sip this truly amazing cider, the incredibly intense apple and oak flavour permeates through your senses. This cider tastes ever so slightly off-dry, which serves to bring out the apple flavours to mingle with the toasted oak. The long lingering finish is something you might expect from a fine scotch.

It is packaged in a very nice looking 500 ml bottle with a wooden topped stopper and has 18% alcohol. Only 2,600 bottles were made.

This cider was aged in oak casks for over four years which gives it a superb structure for long term aging. I encourage you to buy all you can and enjoy it over time. I am looking forward to comparing this one with the next bottling.

Stair's Pear Brandy

5
Stair's Pear Brandy

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Stair's Pears originated in England and are known as the Bartlett Pear in Canada. The same fruit is also known as the Williams Pear and is used to create some of the most aromatic brandies in the world.

This brandy was made from 100% B.C. Bartlett Pears that were slowly fermented, then triple distilled in a copper pot still, 200 litres at a time. The brandy was then blending and aged in French oak barrels for over 6 years.

Stair's Pear Brandy has a light golden colour and generous aromas of fresh crushed pears with smokey undertones. This rich fruit aroma is a true sign of a well made brandy.

Smokey oak penetrates the amazingly intense pear flavours creating balance and structure. This luscious brandy has a long finish and very well rounded month feel that keeps the smokey pear flavour in your month for several minutes after each sip.

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