Down the Hatch: The Jack Rose, the Widow’s Kiss and the Liberty

by Vince Keenan

There’s no better time than the winter months to enjoy the heartiness of a perennial American spirit. Applejack, the name borne of the colonial practice of concentrating cider through freeze distillation (i.e., leaving it out in the cold) or “jacking,” has been available commercially in the United States almost since the United States opened for business. Continue reading