Brown Dog Sorghum Whiskey

Brown Dog Whiskey is distilled from sweet sorghum grown in Elkhart Lake, WI. It’s aged for at least a month in Wisconsin White Oak barrels – lightly charred and often previously used for apple brandy.  Then it’s steeped with chips and planks of Wild Cherry, American Chestnut, Apple and more American White Oak.

Sorghum is an unusual grain choice for whiskey.  We chose it because we can get it ready in a syrup form that looks superficially like molasses.  Since AEppelTreow is primarily a Cidery, and Cider Is Wine Not Beer, we don’t have the brewing equipement that would be used for a more standard whiskey mash.   Also, since sorghum is naturally gluten free, as is cider, we can keep the whole site gluten free – and still make whiskey.

AEppelTreow Yeast Herder, Charles, runs the original fermentation slow and easy.  It may take 10 to a fortnight to complete. That’s much slower than typical in the industry.  Our Distillatrix, Milissa, runs little batchs in our still and carefully cuts spirit hearts from tail by taste for a spirit that nice, and even better after the brief aging we employ.

The result is a bit like Scotch, without the smoky peat notes.

If moonshiner slang for unaged whiskey is ‘White Dog’, and our young whiskey is a light amber color, it’s naturally… ‘Brown Dog’.

Bottled at 375mL at 80 proof.
And 750mL at Cask Strength – usually about 104 proof.

Brown Dog Whiskey


Cherry port-style dessert wine.
• Blend of sour, morello and sweet cherries with wild cherries.
• Fortifying spirits from Great Lakes distilleries.
• Intense bouquet and flavor.  Like sipping tart cherry pie.
• Try with nuts (we suggest hickory) or chocolate.  Makes a decadent marinade for London Broil. Cheese match: Carr Valley Cocoa Cardonna.
  • Body: Medium, Heavy
  • Sweetness: 10
  • Tartness: 8
  • Alcohol: 18
Cultivars: Montmorency, Balaton, Heidelfingen, wild chokecherry
Cerise Cherry Port


Pear Dessert Wine

• Inspired by French classic – made on orchards in Normandy.
• Minimally fermented Reserve ‘sweet’ pear cider plus pear brandy from our own distillery.
• Stunning pear bouquet.  Intense ‘more than fresh’ pear flavor.  Fades to delicate, yet crisp, aftertaste with incredible length.
  • Body: Smooth, Heavy
  • Sweetness: 8
  • Tartness: 3
  • Alcohol: 17

Sweet, Very Pear, solid fruit, hint of spice, lingering
Pears: Comice with Bartlett Brandy
Pairings: Caramel Pretzels, Brandy cocktail

Bottle: 375mL flint icewine

Poirissimo Pear Dessert Wine


Apple aperitif wine.

Inspired by French classic made on orchards in Normandy.
Minimally fermented Reserve ‘sweet’ cider plus cider brandy from our own distillery.
Strong bouquet. Sweet and smooth with cognac notes.
‘Ultimate apple beverage’. Try with dark chocolate or caramel.

  • Body: Smooth, Heavy
  • Sweetness: 10
  • Tartness: 5
  • Alcohol: 18

Sweet, rich fall apples, touch of anise & oak
Apples: Gold Del, Jonathan, Russets, Snow
Pairings: Very Very Dark Chocolate

Bottle: 375ml Cobalt icewine

Pommeaux Apple Dessert Wine