Neversink Spirits was founded by Noah Braunstein and Yoni Rabino, two long-time friends with a passion for spirits, wine, food, and nature. After years of tasting, tinkering, sipping and planning, Noah Braunstein and Yoni Rabino found a project in which their passions could be realized – and Neversink Spirits was born. Making spirits is their calling, apples their muse, and they finally found the vehicle in which to share their vision with their fans.
Inspired by the great european traditions of Calvados, eau de vie, as well as the rich diversity of gins from around the world, the partners at Neversink drew from the old-world traditions and the emerging domestic styles to create their distinctive line of spirits that celebrate the local fruit of New York State.
To create their flagship spirit, Neversink Gin, they macerate a single-estate 100% NY apple base spirit in juniper berries overnight. The following day, the juniper-macerated base spirit is distilled through the full array of eleven botanicals: juniper, coriander, cardamom, star anise, cinnamon, orris root, angelica root, elderflower, orange peel (fresh), lemon peel (fresh), and grapefruit peel (fresh). The resulting spirit is a nuanced and delicate gin, with warm baking spice and fresh citrus accenting the apple base.
Equally celebrated but much more limited, Neversink Spirits’ line of eaux de vie, brandies, and aperitif are made from 100% New York grown fruit and are released seasonally. Of these, they are best known for Neversink Spirits Apple Brandy, an eau de vie that exhibits a fresh, aromatic expression of a blend of familiar New York apple varieties.