Laird’s Straight Applejack 86
Laird’s Straight Applejack 86 represents the return to the Laird family’s historic roots. Before and post Prohibition, our American Applejack was a straight apple brandy produced at the proof of 86. Seventeen pounds of fresh tree-ripened apples are needed to produce each single bottle.
While perfectly consumed neat or over ice, it truly shines when used in place of whiskey in traditional cocktails like the Manhattan and Old Fashioned. The warm, full flavors with overtones of baked apples, caramel, and wood from this aged apple brandy give an extra dimension of complexity and body to cocktails. You owe it to yourself to rediscover Laird’s Straight Applejack 86, favored by the founders of our country, and every generation thereafter.
- 86 Proof (43% Alcohol by Volume)
“Golden amber color. aromas of heirloom apples, hibiscus, sweet cherry, and nougat with a round, vibrant, fruity medium body and a warming, involved, long honey on crepes and peach preserve finish. An upstanding apple brandy with layers of flavor that evolve on the palate.”
Tastings.com – Exceptional – 92 points
Laird & Company was founded in 1698 by William Laird in New Jersey. It is the oldest continuously operating family-owned distillery in the United States. The company is known for its applejack and apple brandy products.
Laird & Company survived Prohibition by selling its products for medicinal purposes. After Prohibition, the company resumed production of its alcoholic beverages.
Today, Laird & Company is still run by the Laird family. It is one of the largest producers of applejack and apple brandy in the world.