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Honey Run Winery

Honey Run Winery

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Still small and family owned, Honey Run Winery originated in 1992, near Chico, California’s Honey Run Covered Bridge, in the Butte Creek Canyon. Honey Run Honeywines are made with three ingredients:  honey, fruit juice, and yeast. Honey Run uses no grapes, adds no sulfites or preservatives, and produces their wines to meet Kosher (OU) standards.

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Clear Creek Distillery

Clear Creek Distillery

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Clear Creek Distillery has married classic European brandy making techniques with the finest fruit from Oregon orchards to produce fruit Eau-de-vie, Grappa, and Brandy. We use the traditional European pot still along with techniques learned in Alsace and Switzerland. No colors or flavors are ever added to our brandies. The distinctive “nose,” or initial smell of the brandy in a snifter, is the result of careful fermentation and distillation of perfectly ripe fruit. You will taste only the clear and fiery essence of Oregon’s finest fruits.

Clear Creek’s signature product is the Pear-in-the-bottle. It is our Pear Brandy that made us famous. Besides the Pear Brandy, Clear Creek makes award-winning Kirschwasser, Blue Plum, Mirabelle Plum, Framboise, Douglas Fir, and barrel-aged Apple eaux de vie; a traditional barrel-aged brandy pot-distilled from fine Oregon wines; six varietal grappas; seven liqueurs; and an Oregon Single Malt Whiskey distilled from a fermented mash of peat-malted Scottish barley.

Owner/distiller Steve McCarthy and his brandies are respected internationally, served in the world’s best restaurants and celebrated by connoisseurs everywhere: “In Oregon, Steve McCarthy’s Clear Creek Distillery is producing what many experts feel to be the best fruit brandies…ever made in the U.S.” (The New York Times Magazine, Dec. 8, 1991). Steve McCarthy received Bon Appetit’s American Food & Entertaining Award “Wine and Spirit Professional of the Year” (September, 2001). His spirits continue to be called, “the most extraordinary eaux-de-vie in America, indeed, in the world.” (“The Wine Bible,” by Karen MacNeil, 2001) and “Gorgeous, impeccably pure eaux de vie” (Eric Asimov, The New York Times, August 15, 2007), and he is said to “set new standards among the world’s smaller distilleries” (Jim Murray’s “Whiskey Bible,” 2004).

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Eden Ice Cider

Eden Ice Cider

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Our mission is to produce high quality, boutique wines from traditional and heirloom varieties of apples 100% of which are produced in Vermont.

Our customers are discerning chefs , sommeliers and wine shop owners, open-minded fine wine drinkers, sweet-wine lovers, foodies, people who love Vermont, and gift givers. We are committed to quality and integrity, to minimizing our carbon footprint and to supporting our employees, community and local economy.

Eight pounds of apples go into the making of each 375ml bottle of ice cider. Our ice ciders have won 9 ice cider gold medals and been recognized by Food & Wine, The Art of Eating, Wine Spectator, Culinate, Eatocracy, Serious Drinks, Edible Manhattan and “Martha Stewart Living Radio.”

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Hidden Marsh Distillery

Hidden Marsh Distillery

Thursday, September 22, 2011

The Martin family — owners and operators of the famous fruit and mead winery in the Finger Lakes area of New York: Montezuma Winery — added this distillery in 2008, to add premium liqueurs, vodka and brandy to their portfolio, which are made with honey, apples, or other seasonal fruits.

Custom-built in Germany, Hidden Marsh’ 400-liter Christian Carl column pot still has two columns consisting of a four-plate column for high-end brandy production and a 21-plate column for premium vodka production.

Being the first of its kind in the Finger Lakes region, Hidden Marsh is proud to be a pioneer in the field of artisan distilling in New York State. Each batch is made in a hands-on process and takes on a more artistic form of producing high quality premium spirits. Hidden Marsh Distillery’s premiere release was BEE Vodka, the first Ultra Premium Vodka distilled from honey in the Finger Lakes.

BEE Vodka is a unique hand-crafted vodka made from the purest honey in the Finger Lakes region. Triple-distilled in individual batches for a flawless finish, BEE Vodka is irresistibly smooth but never sweet. Crystal clear with exceptional character, it promises to bee something you’ve never experienced before. Sip, Relax and Just Bee.

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