Yes, New Mexico has apples. Deal with it.
Colin Keegan, a British dude living in Santa Fe, used to be an architect. When the economy plummeted in 2009 he was forced to close up shop. Lucky for us, the following year Colin, a long-time Whiskey afficionado, founded Santa Fe Spirits. His vision was to grow local organic ingredients to bring high-quality Scotch-style Whiskies and Calvados-style apple Brandies to the Southwest. What this artisan distillery has in spades today is versatility, their lineup consisting of all manner of spirits: Whiskey, Vodka, Gin, Liqueur, Brandy, you name it. Despite being a relatively small facility, Santa Fe Spirits produces top quality products.
When you have ancient orchards in New Mexico so full of apples that you no longer know what to do with all the cider, there's a logical solution. Make Brandy, lots of Brandy. And keep it in the family, because it's epic and you won't share, nuh-uh. This is what the family has been doing for a while, understandably. But the time has finally come and Colin is releasing this beast into the wild. Santa Fe Apple Brandy is a Calvados style that's made of apples from his own as well as his neighbors' orchards. It's aged for a minimum of 10 months in new American oak casks and is here for everybody to enjoy. Don't mind if we do.