Neversink Spirits is an exciting project conceived and executed by Yoni Rabino and Noah Braunstein in Port Chester, NY. Inspired by the world’s finest apple eau-de-vie producers in France, Austria, and the US, these talented young distillers have created a mélange of apple and pear-based distillates that offer a unique take on traditional distillates like Calvados and Applejack. Now with an apple-based gin and local-grain bourbon, the duo have extended their craft to a complete range of farm-to-glass distillates.
Neversink Bourbon is made from a mash of New York-grown corn (60%), winter wheat (20%), and malted barley (20%). The grains are milled on site at the distillery and then mashed and fermented in stainless steel. The mash is twice-distilled in a pot still to create a flavorful, grain-forward spirit. The distillate is then proofed down to ~110 proof and aged in 15 and 30-gallon, new-charred American oak barrels for a minimum of two years. The spirit is then transferred to an apple brandy cask for finishing before being proofed down to 43% ABV for easy-drinking, neat or on rocks.