For this week’s Bit by a Fox Podcast episode I spoke with the First Lady of Applejack, Lisa Laird Dunn. Lisa is a ninth-generation family member of America’s oldest family-owned distillery, Laird’s Applejack. She is Vice President and World Ambassador to Laird & Company, which has been producing “Jersey Lightning” for 300 years.
Few spirits have the rich legacy that Applejack has. It is a part of the fabric of American drinking history – a favorite of George Washington’s, served in Abe Lincoln’s tavern, and even managed to legally produce spirits through Prohibition. Laird’s Applejack is also a key ingredient in the recent cocktail revival.
This is an episode for fans of brandy, classic cocktail enthusiasts and American history buffs alike!
Listen to Episode 16: Applejack with Lisa Laird Dunn” – me
Our cocktail this week is an Applejack recipe originally created at NoMad in NYC, and then generously shared with us by Adam Fournier, the bar manager at the new-ish NoMad here in Los Angeles. Lisa and I met over this cocktail the night before our podcast interview and we all fell deeply in love with it!
1 Egg White
3/4 oz black pepper syrup
3/4 oz lemon juice
3/4 Laphroaig 10 years
1 oz Laird’s Applejack 100 proof
Dry shake all ingredients (without ice). Then shake with ice until well chilled. Then double strain into a coupe glass.