Warwick Valley Winery & Distillery

5 Apr

I spent some time Jeremy Kidde tasting his products from the distillery at Warwick Valley wine. I have to say, the Warwick Gin was nice and subtle very good for mixing. But to me the star of the tasting were his American Fruits. I know cordials have lost their spot in our culture, but I have to say if you tasted these you would find a way to either put them in your cocktails, or drink them straight.

I tasted the Black Currant, Bartlett Pear, Sour Cherry and Bourbon Barrel Aged Apple. Those who have been reading my blog will know the one I preferred was the Bourbon Barrel Aged Apple Liqueur. I truly appreciated the complexity and layers of flavors I tasted.

The Bartlett Pear Liquer tasted like a Bartlett Pear. They have a pear jack that when I tasted, it was like biting into a pear, you could taste the skin. The liquer was more subtle with less alcohol. A very easy drink, rich and luscious.

The Sour Cherry Cordial had a nose of a cherry pie. The flavor was as if you had sour cherries in your mouth. Again the fruit was in perfect balance that complimented the fermentation process.

His Black Currant Cordial was very nice, but for me it was my least favorite. I don’t care for the black currant flavor, though people who like this flavor will love the cordial.

Overall, I feel they have done a very good job of using all the fruit available to them in the Hudson Valley of New York. They also produce Doc Ciders which are a whole other adventure.

There are definitely a buy.


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