American Fruits® Distillery is New York’s first Fruit Distillery. We are currently producing apple and pear brandies (eaux de vies) and a line of all natural fruit liqueurs: Black Currant Cordial, Bourbon Barrel Aged Apple Liqueur, Grappa Grape Brandy, and Sour Cherry Cordial. Our liquers make great mixed drinks, see below for recipes.
In 2001 the Warwick Valley Winery imported a steam fired German Copper Still (pictured here) and in 2002 became the first licensed distillery in the Hudson Valley since prohibition.
We are now producing a line of exceptional fruit brandies and liqueurs under the brand name American Fruits™. The American Fruits line of distilled spirits capture the true essence of the fruit and are reminiscent of the finest French and German fruit brandies.
American Fruits® Apple Brandy (Eau de vie de Pomme) is aged for a minimum of 2 years in New York Oak, this spirit offers aroma of apple and spice and finishes surprisingly smooth and clean.
American Fruits® Pear Brandy (Eau de vie de Poire) comes “Highly Recommended” by the Beverage Testing Institute. Ripe pear aromas up front and remains strong through the finish.
“Clear. Varnished pear aromas follow through to dry lean palate with pear skin, licorice, and somewhat sharp peppery alcohol with a dry, cleansing fade. A rustic European digestif style.”
- Beverage Testing Institute
American Fruits® Black Currant Cordial is an infusion of locally grown organic black currants and our own distilled spirit. The resulting liqueur has supple currant, honey and jam notes. Try it on its own, mixed with a dry white wine, champagne, or even drizzled over rich desserts.
American Fruits® Bartlett Pear Liqueur is a blend of Hudson Valley grown bartlett pears and our pear brandy. Finished in oak, this unique pear liqueur has aromas and flavors of ripe pear with hints of vanilla and toasted oak. Serve this liqueur after a great meal accompanied by rich cheeses or a favorite dessert. Treat yourself to poached pears and vanilla bean ice cream with American Fruits™ Bartlett Pear Liqueur drizzled on top.
American Fruits® Sour Cherry Cordial is an infusion of fresh Montmorency cherries and our own distilled spirit. The resulting cherry cordial boasts aromas and flavors of ripe cherry and cinnamon. Try it on its own, in mixed drinks or for an exciting twist on cherry pie, serve it a la mode with American Fruits cherry Cordial on top.
“Best in Show” - Hudson Valley Wine Competition
American Fruits® Burbon Barrel Aged Apple Liqueur is a slightly fermented sweet Hudson Valley cider blended with our own apple brandy. It is then finished and aged in Bourbon barrels . This one of a kind dessert wine has smooth apple aromas and a smoky caramel bourbon finish. Enjoy as an aperitif or an after dinner delight.
Silver Medal Hudson Valley Wine Competition