THE ESSENTIALS

DISTILLERY

HARVEST SPIRITS

ADDRESS

3074 US Route 9
Valatie, NY 12184

PHONE

518-261-1625

E MAIL

info@harvestspirits.com

WEBSITE

www.harvestspirits.com

OPEN

Sat & Sun: 12–5pm
or by appointment

TASTING FEES

$1.00 each (limit 3 per person)

TOURS

Yes

ACREAGE

200 acre apple farm

PRODUCTION

1,500 cases

OWNER

Derek Grout

DISTILLER

Derek Grout

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Harvest Spirits Distillery
Established 2006 MEET THE DISTILLER

Derek Grout is a third-generation apple farmer and the distiller at Harvest Spirits. He is actively in charge of the distillery and all aspects of the distilling process as well as product development. Derek’s responsibilities range from designing product packaging and website development to scrubbing tanks and promoting the products.

A graduate of Cornell University, Derek began his career as a graphic designer in Boston, MA. After a spending too much time in front of his computer, he decided to return to his roots.

In 2003, Derek moved back to the family apple farm in the Hudson Valley to help his father and to learn the family business of growing apples. Mr. Grout continues to help on the farm, when he’s not in the distillery.

GRAPPA

A collaboration with Hudson-Chatham Winery, our Italian-inspired spirit is made of the left-overs from making wine. Grape skins are pulled out of the wine, soaked in water, making a second wine. This is twice distilled, rendering a spirit loaded with flavors or sun-dried raisins, date and apricot. Although grappa is often compared to harsh, homemade hootch, our Grappa is comparably mellow and smooth – a modern revision of a true classic.

OLD SCRUMPY
TRADITIONAL APPLEJACK

Back in the day when all apple cider was fermented to one degree or another, cider houses stored barrels indoors and outdoors. During the long New York winter months, the barrels outdoors would partially freeze – the center of the barrel remaining liquid, concentrating alcohol and flavors. Over the past three winters, we've been rediscovering the lost art of making traditional applejack, by freezing our hard cider in small batches. Aged in small 15-gallon barrels, our Old Scrumpy Traditional Applejack (17% alc) drinks like a port made from fresh apples. Aromas of cedar humidor and tobacco wrapper open up to a rich, apple-pie flavor and finishes with a velvety baked apple aftertaste.

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