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Considered a fortified wine/cider, our Pommeau is a delicious blend of cider and Mt. Defiance apple brandy that has been aged together for one year in a used bourbon barrel. Subtly sweet, with a great apple aroma and a warm brandy finish. Hints of vanilla and caramel make this a delightful sipper. Perfect served cold as an aperitif, or to top off a meal.
Sweet Vermouth is a sweetened fortified wine that is aromatized with botanicals. We use Mt. Defiance Apple Brandy to extract flavors from herbs we grow ourselves and spices from around the world. The flavored brandy is blended with our barrel-aged brandy and Vidal Blanc wine. Finally it is sweetened with caramel syrup and local honey to produce a spirit that is nimble and balanced on the palate. The result is delicious whether chilled, on the rocks, or in classic cocktails like the Manhattan. Check out our Instagram for all of the ways in which professionals and amateurs alike have mixed our Sweet Vermouth into cocktails.
Gold Medal winner:
2017 New York World Wine and Spirits Competition
2021 New York International Wine Competition
2021 San Francisco International Wine Competition
USA Vermouth Producer of the Year:
2021 New York International Wine Competition.
The rose hue of this cider lets you know it’s a wonderful fusion of fresh blueberries, picked at the height of the season and combined with fresh cider from Virginia apples. Slowly fermented together and allowed to reach maturity, the Cider tastes as good as it looks. The taste is not easily defined in that you pick up berry notes as well as citrus notes as the fermentation process fuses the two into a cogent whole. This makes for a soft finish which is fairly dry considering the sweetness of blueberries. 7.2% Abv 750ml
Hand made in small batches, our cider uses the finest quality Virginia apples. Experience unpasteurized, unsweetened, traditional dry cider. Without the cloying sweetness of an industrial product, Farmhouse style ciders offer a refined flavor profile perfect for a weekend barbecue or a nice dinner at home. Like a classic Virginia Farmhouse, Mt. Defiance Cider is Artisan Crafted and full of character. 7.2% Abv 750ml
Bourbon Barrel Aged Apple Cider. Take our dry Farmhouse Style cider. Age it in an oak bourbon barrel, and it produces our General’s Reserve: A strong, darker colored cider with whiskey notes and hints of vanilla and caramel. Much like it did when it contained bourbon, The charred oak interior of the barrel mellows the cider over time and imparts its own flavor and aromas. Named after General John Allen, Commanding General of all forces in Afghanistan from 2011-2013. One of our founding partners served with the General as his political advisor in Afghanistan and recalls him as subtle, brilliant and authoritative. We’ve named our best cider in his honor. 9.5% Abv 750ml
Our Cider with Ginger is made with fresh ginger root and our Farmhouse cider. We mix precise amounts of fresh grated ginger with the cider resulting in a warmly aromatic, fragrant hard cider, which dances on the tongue much like real ginger ale. Ginger is widely used in food and drink. Here at Mt. Defiance we pay homage to these traditional uses by blending it with our cider for a delicious and very different taste.
7.2% Abv 750ml
Our Mt. Defiance Old Volstead’s Cider is made with an English Ale Yeast and a unique apple blend, giving it a flavor all its own. Tangy and crisp, with a dry finish that may very well remind you of an English ale.
7.2% Abv 500ml