• Barking Irons Applejack: A Spirit Inspired by Old New York

    15 days ago - By Vine Pair

    “It is a picturesque sight to visit the distilleries in the pines and watch the process of manufacture,” reads a lilting ode to applejack in an 1892 article in The New York Times. “It is the favorite beverage of the out-of-door toilers, charcoal burners, and ‘pinehawkers,' and they will walk many a mile after their labors are ended to secure it.”
    Since 2016, Elliott Phear and Casey McGrath have aimed to lure post-work drinkers with their own applejack, called Barking Irons. As the founders of the strategic and creative marketing agency Night After Night , Phear and McGrath have been...
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