Monday, February 7, 2011

Whetstone Cider Works

My brother, Jason, lives up the road from me. His new business/hobby/love, Whetstone Cider Works (named after the Whetstone Brook, whose banks we live upon, itself named after the flat stones famous for sharpening knives that line its banks), makes crisp, dry, aromatic apple wine from traditional American and English cider apples with beautiful names such as Golden Russet and Kingston Black. (Is that a sentence?) This year's batches are now sitting in barrels fermenting, to be bottled soon, and sold this summer in the state of Vermont. It is utterly delicious. Come drink some.