Celebrate Craft Brandy with a Distillery Tour & Cocktail Tasting
Slow Food Shoreline Presents
A Distillery Tour, Historic Walk, and Cocktail Tasting
At Westford Hill Distillers
196 Chatey Road
Ashford, CT 06278
Sunday, October 26, 2014
From 1:00 PM to 4:30 pm
Tickets are $20 per person; must be 21 and over
Slow Food Shoreline and Westford Hill Distillers, New England’s first craft distiller, will host a celebration to mark New England Aged Apple Brandy’s inclusion in Slow Food’s Ark of Taste. The event will be held October 26th 2014 at the distillery in Ashford, Connecticut from 1 pm to 4:30 pm.
The celebration will feature a tour of Westford Hill Distillers’ fermentation and distillation operation, and a one-mile guided woods walk on the historic property to the site of the Smuggler’s Tree where spirits were produced in the 1700s. The event will conclude with a cocktail tasting with hors d’oeuvres. Cost is $20 per person. Spaces are limited and tickets can be purchased at Eventbrite.com.
Visit Westford Hill Distillers’ website to learn about the the process for making apple and other fruit brandies.
Westford Hill Distillers
Nestled in the rolling hills of Connecticut, Westford Hill Distillers is located on 200 acres of property owned by the Chatey family since 1919. Inspired by the abundant orchards of the region, Margaret and Louis Chatey founded the distillery in 1997, and now share their lifelong dream with America.
A former advertising executive who was raised on a Guernsey farm in New Hampshire, Margaret enjoys managing every facet of the business, from mashing to marketing. Although the Chateys do not presently grow their own fruit, plans include an orchard of rare “heirloom” apple trees and pear trees to add additional flavor complexity to their aged brandies.
Westford Hill Distillers is not licensed to sell directly to the public. Though daily tours are unavailable, open houses are scheduled throughout the year. If interested, please contact Westford Hill. For a listing of retailers who sell their products click here.
Slow Food Shoreline
Slow Food is an idea, a way of living and a way of eating. It is a global, grassroots movement with thousands of members around the world in over 150 countries, which links the pleasure of food with a commitment to community and the environment. Slow Food celebrates the amazing bounty of food that is available and works to strengthen the connection between the food on our plates and the health of our planet.
Slow Food Ark of Taste
The Ark of Taste is a living catalog of delicious and distinctive foods facing extinction. By identifying and championing these foods we keep them in production and on our plates.