Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Maple River Distillery Chokecherry Brandy

We are very privileged here to have tons of North Dakota fruit come in every summer.  Another great privilege is holding one of a very limited distillery licenses in the upper Midwest.  We enjoy using this license to have fun and experiment some.  One of the driving factors to getting a distillery license several years ago was to distill chokecherries and chokecherry wine into brandy. 

That idea has become so popular that after 2 years, we still can't produce enough yet to put away in oak barrels in our cellar.  We have been selling the clear Chokecherry Brandy in our tasting room in Casselton, North Dakota.  We hope to build up enough product to age some for 5, 10, 15, 30 years down the road.  Wouldn't that be awesome? 

I enjoy the Chokecherry Brandy with a couple of ice cubes or an occasional splash of club soda.  It is definitely one of a kind and only available in our tasting room or to North Dakota residents on our website,  Grandma only wishes she could have made this stuff!!

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