Fall in New England is positively filled with distinct tastes and
flavors, and come October you can add Connecticut-made apple moonshine
to that list, thanks to Onyx Spirits Company.
Onyx, which is now
based in East Hartford but got its start in Manchester, has blended its
popular moonshine with Connecticut-grown honeycrisp apples, honey and
cinnamon for a distinctly fall flavor.
“This is our own spin on the infamous apple pie moonshine so many
people are familiar with,” Onyx co-founder Adam von Gootkin said in a
statement. “Instead of adding sugar or syrup, we wanted to keep it as
natural and pure tasting as possible. The flavor is incredibly smooth
and as fresh tasting as it gets. It’s Connecticut in a bottle.”
apples come from Wallingford's Blue Hills Orchard, which is the largest
apple producer in the state, and are sliced and submerged in vats of
Onyx Moonshine, where they steep for a week along with cinnamon sticks
and Connecticut-made honey, before being strained, blended and bottled.
apples work as a very fine dessert apple due to the higher sugar
levels, and it’s one of the juiciest apples I know of,” said orchard
president, Eric Henry in an email. "It’s really great to see our locally
grown apples used in a locally made spirit.”
release Apple Honey Infusion moonshine will be available in stores and
restaurants statewide for the month of October, but only 280 cases are
being released to the public.
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