Helsinki Applejack

Helsinki Applejack is a spirit produced from the best Finnish apples. Northern apple varieties produce an aromatic, fruity distillate, which is then matured for six months in small oak casks. Maturation turns it into sweet and flowery Helsinki Applejack. The freshness of apple is mixed with notes of toffee and vanilla.

Only Finnish apples are used to make Helsinki Applejack. They are sourced from Achrén’s apple farm in Angelniemi Southern Finland. Sour apple varieties give distillate its taste, sweet ones the pleasing balance.

The apples are cold-pressed at the farm and the must is fermented into cider. The fermentation process takes five to six weeks.

After distillation, the aromatic apple distillate is placed in oak barrels, where it will mature for six to twelve months. The maturation time is shorter than typically with apple brandys, which is to preserve the unique fresh taste of Finnish apples.


The history of applejack dates back to 1690’s colonial New Jersey. Around this time, apple farming gained significant popularity in Finland. Even though the drink enjoyed it’s peak of success in colonial America, the apple brandy is still widely used in cocktails around the world.


Helsinki Applejack is excellent on its own after dinner, but it pairs especially well with a cup of high quality black tea. It also works perfectly in cocktails or with a splash of tonic and a slice of apple.