America’s Oldest Distillery, Laird & Company, Is Actually Based Right Here In New Jersey

One thing New Jersey residents have in abundance is state pride. So naturally, they like to show their love for New Jersey at any opportunity — and that includes supporting the area’s best local businesses. One New Jersey business with a particularly remarkable background is Laird & Company. It’s America’s oldest distillery, dating all the way back to the 1700s. The distillery’s story includes apple harvesting, George Washington himself, and generations after generations of Lairds working to create amazing applejack brandy. To this day, they produce the majority of Applejack and American apple brandy on the market. So, if you want to support a New Jersey business with a long history and a unique product, visit Laird and Company. One sip of their applejack and we guarantee you’ll be glad you did.

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Oh, and if you’re looking for ideas on how to properly enjoy apple brandy, Laird & Company offers cocktail recipes on its website. Personally, we’re partial to the Golden Delicious, although the Applejack Rabbit is amazing, too.

Address: 1 Laird Rd, Eatontown, NJ 07724, USA