One of New York state's finest agricultural products is fragrant, delicious apples. We distill fresh juice from locally grown, heritage apples to make this premium brandy. Aged for two years in Beacon Bourbon casks.
Founded in 2014, Denning’s Point Distillery has been voted Best Hudson Valley Distillery for 3 consecutive years, 2015, 2016 and 2017. Crafting the finest, artisanal spirits available in one of Beacon, New York downtown 19th century buildings this distillery chooses only the highest quality grains from local farms. Always striving to create classic spirits of unique character and depth this distillery from New York’s agricultural heart is the one to watch.
KARL JOHNSON - Chief Distiller, Co-Owner
Denning’s Point distiller, Karl Johnson, spent his early career distilling components for rocket fuel. (Of course, any similarities to our products are purely coincidental). Karl grew up on a 6000-acre farm and studied closely under his father, an agronomist and plant geneticist who bred barley used to make malt. Karl’s love of science and agriculture run deep. As a youngster, he sold corn door to door towing his red wagon piled high and he assisted in his father’s sunflower breeding program, bagging row after row of sunflower heads to prevent cross-pollination. All of these formative experiences have come together at Denning’s Point Distillery where Karl carefully selects the finest heirloom grains and artfully crafts spirits of unparalleled character and refinement.
SUSAN KERAMEDJIAN - Business Development, Co-Owner
Susan is Denning's Point Distillery's chief marketing person, brand evangelist, errand runner and hostess. Her role at the distillery is a culmination of many years of corporate marketing management in New York City, followed by an interior design career. Drawing on experiences from these various roles has enabled Susan to create a unique visual identity for the distillery and its spirits. Don't let her casual, off-handed nature fool you though, Susan's control freaky nature in regard to the distillery's brand runs deep. There have been many chuckles about the "Employee Handbook" she wrote in the early days for the two-person team.
Beacon Apple Brandy opens with a juicy snap of apple on the nose which caramelizes into richer notes of toffee, ginger and cinnamon on the palette. It's long finish of dark fruit, cocoa and butter makes it ideal for sipping neat or in a classic cocktail.