Stone Fruit, if you’re not familiar (I wasn’t) is basically fruit with a pit – plums, cherries, peaches, apricots and almonds.
To make Stone Fruit, Middle West’s flagship OYO Vodka is paired with with Montmorency cherries, peaches, apricots, almonds, hibiscus, and Ohio wildflower honey to produce a product that captures the seasonal essence of Ohio’s stone fruits. Middle West Spirits uses Ohio soft red winter wheat in all of its products.
“Our commitment to sourcing locally is grounded in a desire to both produce an authentic ‘terroir’ in our flavor profiles and do our part to spur economic development in the cities and towns we operate in across Ohio,” aid Middle West Spirits Co-Owner Brady Konya in a release.
Product description from the release:
OYO Stone Fruit presents a softly sweet nose with fragrant floral notes of apricot and wildflowers. The spirit itself has a medium-full body, rich with flavors of tart cherry and citrus peel. The bright tart-cherry anchors the spirit’s center, and is gently rounded with the slightest note of almond, which finishes smoothly into an homage to Ohio’s sweet yellow peach. The spirit coats the tongue from front to back, with closing notes that are long and complex, balancing both sweet and tart in perfect harmony. It’s delicious as both a sipping and mixing spirit.
Stone Fruit will start hitting shelves in Columbus, Cincinnati and Cleveland this week – you can pick it up for $32 a bottle. I haven’t tried it yet, but the few folks I know who have loved it. What’d you think of it?