NATIONAL APPLEJACK MONTH
National Applejack Month is an annual designation observed in October. No, we’re not talking about the popular red and green cereal that you’ve probably enjoyed at some point in your life. Many people in the U.S. are unfamiliar with Applejack – the drink – so we’re here to tell you all about it, and why you should give it a try.
Applejack is a fermented cider that dates back to the 1600s when colonists were working on apple orchards in the Northeast and using them to produce the hard cider. While making the hard cider, they decided to go for something even stronger, so they upped the alcohol content of the apple cider by leaving the barrels outside overnight to freeze. This method was known as “jacking,” which is where the name Applejack comes from.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Enjoy a glass of applejack and use #NationalApplejackMonth to post on social media. Can you think of a better time to start sipping on apple spirits than the beginning of the holidays? We think not! Applejack isn’t as well known as other liquors and spirits nowadays because apples are a more expensive source to use than grains. So, let’s give Applejack a resurgence this month and share it with friends and family at holiday parties!
In our research, we were unable to find the creator of National Applejack Month.