NY Distilleries Get Green Light to Produce Hand Sanitizer

NY Distilleries Get Green Light to Produce Hand Sanitizer

During these trying times of quarantine, stay-at-home orders, and sold-out face masks and hand sanitizers, distilleries have gotten the green light from the US Government to help with shortages. As the state of New York is seeing massive increases in positive cases, and a shortage in supplies, two NY Distilleries are working on producing free hand sanitizer for their local communities in Upstate NY to help with the Coronavirus. Funny thing is, this is not the first time distilleries have gone the medical route. To get around Prohibition laws, many distilleries produced medicinal liquor and now they will be helping the medical industry.

NY Distilleries Get Green Light to Produce Hand Sanitizer

Kymar Farm Distillery and Sauvage Distillery, both New York Farm distilleries, are utilizing their distilleries to produce the much-need hand sanitizer. The two distilleries have stopped all production of their products, adjusted their equipment, and retrained their employees. This, of course, will not disrupt the production of their products; they’re just trying to do their part in helping the people of New York stay safe. The Kymar Farm and Sauvage Distilleries made sanitizer will be made in accordance with FDA and TTB requirements and will be bottled in glass bottles which Sauvage Distillery uses for their “Upstate” Vodka.

NY Distilleries Get Green Light to Produce Hand Sanitizer - Sauvage Distillery

“The Coronavirus pandemic is a biological catastrophe. Everyone who can, must contribute to help society in this tough moment. We are committed to help communities by focusing our production on hand sanitizers and giving them away for free to first responders. ” says Ilio Mavlyanov, Founder of Sauvage Distillery.

The hand Sanitizers will be available for first responders, EMTs, hospitals, doctors, nurses, firefighters, police officers, and community and government agencies. They will be available next week in Schoharie County, NY and pickups can be scheduled by emailing info@ky-mar.com or info@drinksauvage.com.

We should say a thank you to these companies who are looking beyond making money to help in the fight against this pandemic.

Upstate Vodka by Sauvage Distillery

Upstate Vodka by Sauvage Distillery: The Big Apple’s Vodka

Ready for a new vodka that just hit the market? We know what you’re thinking, what makes this particular vodka so special? What makes it unique is it is distilled from apples. Before we continue, we must stress, Upstate is in no way, shape or form, an apple-flavored vodka. It is also not an apple infused vodka. Upstate Vodka is a small batch, craft-distilled vodka made from apples. We know you’re used to vodkas made from potatoes or grains, but we promise you will love it.

Upstate Vodka by Sauvage Distillery

Raise a glass to this latest offering from Sauvage; already known for their popular Comsi Comsa range of apple-based wines. Upstate Vodka is a craft spirit produced in small, limited batches with high-quality standards.  This handmade vodka is distilled and bottled at Sauvage Winery & Farm Distillery in New York, using natural ingredients and water that is known to be the cleanest.

Upstate Vodka by Sauvage Distillery

As you can guess, the apples used to distill this innovative vodka comes from upstate New York farmers; Oneonta to be exact, where Upstate Vodka is also produced. It features a little sweet pre-taste from apples which disappears almost right away. Upstate is 90 proof and contains 45 Alc/vol, higher than the industry standard of 80 proof and 40 Alc. It is available in 50ml, 375ml, and 750ml bottles (the latter are pictured above). There are many delicious cocktails you can create with Upstate and we’re happy to share a few with you below

Upstate Vodka by Sauvage Distillery

NEW FASHIONED

1 oz Upstate Vodka
1 oz Bourbon
2-4 dashes of Angostura Biners
0.5 02 Simple Syrup
Shake all ingredients and strain over ice. Garnish with orange twist and/or maraschino cherry.

UPSTATE MULE

2 oz Upstate vodka
0.5 oz Lime juice Ginger beer
0.5 oz Triple Sec
Shake vodka and lime juice and strain into a mule copper mug. Fill with ginger beer and garnish with lime wedge.

COSMOPOLITAN

1.5 oz Upstate vodka
1.5 oz Cranberry juice
0.5 OZ Lime Juice
0.5 OZ Triple Sec
Shake all ingredients and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a lime slice.

APPLE PIE SHOT

0.75 oz Upstate vodka
0.5 oz Cinnamon schnapps
0.5 oz Comsi Comsa Apple Crisp {or apple Cider} Dark Chocolate Liqueur
Jagermeister
Pour the vodka, cinnamon schnapps, Comsi Comsa into a Double Shot glass, Layer a splash of Dark chocolate liqueur and Jagermeister on top.

Upstate vodka is available in major liquor stores including Columbus Ave Wine & Spirits, Cabrini Wine & Spirits, Ambassador Wines & Spirits in NYC. Get the 750ml bottle of Upstate for $19.99. What are your thoughts on this apple-distilled vodka? Are you open to trying an alternative to potato and grain vodka?

Drink Photography: Sparkling Apple Wine

Better With Age: Comsi Comsa Oak Aged Apple Wine

Late last year, we were introduced to Sauvage Distillery‘s one of a kind sparkling wine from, Comsi Comsa Sparkling Apple Wine, and we’ve been addicted ever since. We didn’t think anything could top the delicious flavor of a perfectly chilled glass of our favorite sparkling apple wine until we were introduced to the latest from Sauvage, Comsi Comsa Oak Aged Apple Wine.

For anyone who’s enjoyed wine aged in oak barrels, you’ll know oak often softens the wine and smooths it out. In many cases, aging grape wines in oak barrels also improves the taste of the wine. So you can imagine what it does for an apple wine. Although we didn’t think Comsi Comsa could be any more delicious than it already is. We are happy to be proven wrong. The new Comsi Comsa Oak Aged Apple Wine is aged in French white oak barrels for a minimum of six months. The result is an apple wine with warm vanilla, caramel, and toffee flavor tones. It also boasts a wonderful oak nose reminiscent of a fine apple brandy.

Unlike their American counterparts, barrels made from French oak, mostly grown in five main forests in France, produce wines that are more subtle and spicy in taste. The wines aged in French oak barrels are said to produce wines with textures so smooth, they are often described as silk. And that is how we would describe the new Comsi Comsa Oak Aged Apple Wine. You’ll also love its long finish. Both its smoothness and lasting finish will keep you going back for more.

We enjoy this wine the most on the cool rainy days we’ve been having. There’s nothing more wonderful than relaxing at home with a glass or two of Comsi Comsa Oak Aged Apple Wine while listening to the sound of rain gently hitting the windows. You won’t have to wait long to enjoy this limited edition wine, Comsi Comsa Oak Aged Apple Wine should be hitting stores any day now.

 

Champagne Wishes, Apple Dreams: Comsi Comsa Apple Sparkling Wine

In case you haven’t noticed, we’re in apple season. While some apples are available all year round, the fall season, (especially fall in New York) is the only time you can get ripe, fresh apples off the tree. What better time than the height of apple season to introduce and highlight the most delicious and newest apple harvest, a wonderfully delicious sparkling apple wine. What do you get when you combine New York breeding with French elements? You get Comsi Comsa Apple Sparkling Wine, a 12% abv sparkling wine crafted from locally sourced Upstate New York apples (New York grows more apple varieties than any other state). Creation of this delightful sparkling follows the traditional method used by the French champagnes.

Created and distributed by Sauvage, Comsi Comsa Apple Sparkling Wine, launching soon in Apple Crisp, is an all natural, gluten-free and kosher sparkling wine. It is a bit like bubbly and a bit like cider, hence its name, Comsi Comsa, French for “Like this, Like that.” What makes this naturally sweet bubbly so amazing? It’s made with dozens of apple varieties sourced from the local farms surrounding the distillery, it boasts 12% alcohol (ciders only have 6%), has a slightly full-bodied nose, and a gorgeous caramel color. There are only two ingredients in every bottle of Comsi Comsa Apple Sparkling Wine – 100% apples and Champagne Yeast, nothing more.

Influenced by French techniques applied in the Champagne region of France, Sauvage marries tradition and innovation to offer this all-natural apple-based sparkling wine. We had the pleasure of getting better acquainted with Comsi Comsa Apple Sparkling Wine, and it truly was love at first sip. We highly recommend serving it chilled in a champagne flute but we can also see this sweet sparkling adding a unique twist to a French 75 cocktail, a Bellini (who says it has to be peach or pear), or a sweet holiday Poinsettia cocktail (just add cranberry juice).

Comsi Comsa Apple Sparkling Wine officially launches on November 15th, 2017. The 750ml bottle of the sparkling wine, which bears a Panther logo (Sauvage is French for “wild” after all), will retail for $14.99 each.  Keep an eye out at bars and restaurants, clubs and lounges for this crisp spirit, or maybe just pay a visit to Sauvage’s distillery in Oneonta, NY.

Sauvage’s brand-new farm distillery and tasting room are nestled in Oneonta, a vibrant small town in Upstate New York, in the foothills of the Catskill Mountains along the banks of the Susquehanna River. With direct access to 24 varieties of delicious apples growing in the nearby region’s orchards, Sauvage produces this local, fresh, crisp and tasty juice, fermented with champagne yeast. This proprietary recipe becomes the signature base for their unique line of apple-based products.

What are your thoughts on apple sparkling wines? Would you love to give Comsi Comsa a try? For more information on Comsi Comsa, head over to www.drinksauvage.com.