Carefully distilled and rested in premium bourbon barrels, Cornelius Applejack is made from 100% Hudson Valley apples, homegrown on our 200 acre fruit farm. Each bottle is made from over 60 lbs. of fresh apples grown steps from our distillery. Since colonial times, traditional applejack was made by freezing barrels of hard cider during the long winter months, then tapping and removing the alcoholic center. This was a powerful and harsh liquor, since it concentrated all of the alcohols - both good and bad. Since we carefully distill Cornelius Applejack 3 times, our version offers a smoother, more satisfying take on this American classic.