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Current state of the Currants

Current state of the Currants

Currants ripening on Morrill Mountain Fruit Farm, getting close to harvest, a race with the birds to make Vermont's best.

Blackcurrant Vodka

Last year we started exploring how to make creme de cassis, the traditional French liqueur made from blackcurrants. We quickly discovered that the actual distillation process is not too complicated, but you need a license to produce and sell spirits yourself. Luckily, Vermont Spirits is nearby and Mimi, their master mixer, was interested in trying to produce a blackcurrant vodka using our fruit.

Last fall we met Mimi at their facility in Quechee to sample several test batches...