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The origins of Treasury Cider are steeped in early 20th Century US history: the farm's founder, Henry Morgenthau Jr., served as Secretary of the Treasury under FDR after a career in farming and conservation. Fishkill Farms, the home of Treasury Cider, is located just down the road from our shop in East Fishkill, on 270 acres, planted to over 80 varieties of apples, as well as other fruits and vegetables. Parts of the orchard are old-growth remnants of the original plantings by Henry, whose legacy is being carried on by his grandson, Josh Morgenthau. With a commitment to organic farming practices and Eco-certified integrated pest management, Josh and his team grow their American-heirloom, European bittersweet, and dessert apples with utmost care and attention. This yields some delicious results, like this bone-dry, bottle-conditioned, wild-fermented, unfined and unfiltered cider. The ‘Burr Knot’ is aged 10 months in neutral oak, and is powerful and expressive: a blend of heirloom, bittersweet and crab apples from the farm, including Harrison, Medaille D'or, Goldrush, Mettais, Chisel, Idared, Wickson, Yarlington, Dabinett, Porter's Perfection, Binet Rouge, and Brown Snout. Floral and herbaceous with streaks of citrus on the nose. On the palate, it is dry, complex, and a touch spicy with flavors of ripe green apple, pear, zest, and wet stone. It has delicate tannins, a fuller body, and a pleasantly long finish.