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NV Laird's Rare 12 Year Old Apple Brandy, New Jersey, USA

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Price Range of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD
Average: $66   From: $54   To: $81

Score: 93.
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Price History for NV Laird's Rare 12 Year Old Apple Brandy, New Jersey, USA
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Grape Variety: Eaux-de-Vie

Eau-de-Vie (Eaux-de-Vie in the plural) is French for "water of life" and refers to a wide variety of fruit-based distilled beverages. The production process for eaux-de-vie is very similar to that for most other spirits; the raw material is harvested, crushed and fermented, and the resulting must distilled in order to separate impurities from the alcohol. The resulting beverage is bottled at somewhere between 35 percent and 50 percent ABV.

The fruits used to make eaux-de-vie are commonly orchard fruits such as apples, pears, plums, cherries and blackberries. Grapes can also be used, although grape-based spirits (e.g. Cognac and Armagnac) are usually categorized as brandies. The latter have an amber hue devel ... more

Region Hierarchy
  • New Jersey

    New Jersey is one of the smallest states in the US, located on the Atlantic Coast between New York to the north and Pennsylvania to the west. With its rich agricultural history, the 'Garden State' is an obvious location for wineries and vineyards set in idyllic surroundings. The temperature, moderated heavily by the Atlantic Ocean, is suitable for both hybrid and vinifera grapes. Chambourcin, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot are some of the most important varieties planted in New Jersey.

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  • USA

    The United States is the world's fourth-biggest wine-producing nation (behind France, Italy and Spain) and produces roughly 18.5 million hectoliters each year – about 15 percent more than the next largest producer, ... more

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