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ELSEWHEN Applejack and ELSEWHEN Singularity bottles

Stars Align at NZ Spirits Awards

We’re pretty chuffed with our results in the 2022 New Zealand Spirits Awards. Our first release, ELSEWHEN Applejack 2017, was awarded a Gold medal. Our newly released ELSEWHEN Singularity 2017 has won a Silver medal.

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Rough Hands is releasing New Zealand’s first Applejack

What is Applejack? Applejack is a traditional American style apple brandy. Fruit spirits, especially apple and peach based brandies, were common throughout the early days. Tree ripened apples are fermented cool and the resulting brandy is stored in charred oak barrels for at least three years, so it tastes a lot more like a bourbon than a traditional brandy. What… Read More »Rough Hands is releasing New Zealand’s first Applejack