Wine Enthusiast 92 points - A Jack Rose cocktail wouldn’t be the same without this historic “blended brandy” spirit, blended from 35% apple brandy and 65% neutral spirits. Smooth, warm and bright, with a rich, juicy apple flavor and caramel finish. Mouth-coating and very soft in texture. - K.N. (Dec 2011)
In the bottle, Cody Road Bourbon is a deep amber that retains its hue in the glass. Vanilla and red raspberry command the nose, with lighter, grassy notes around the edges. Itâ€™s light and airy, like a spring breeze. Cody Road Bourbon plays it straight on flavor. The raspberry leads, with a wash of grain and grass that goes down light and smooth, returning the vanilla and adding a stick of bubblegum in a moderate finish.
|The process to make Applejack is started at the peak of the apple harvest, in early September. This insures the quality and sweetness of the apples are at their peak. Applejack production utilizes a huge volume of fresh apples each year. It takes 7,000 pounds of apples to produce one fifty gallon barrel of Apple Brandy. As a result, Laird & Company uses several millions of pounds of apples every year. Translated into ”consumer size” packaging, a 750ml bottle of Laird’s Blended Applejack contains six pounds of apples.