Went on the BelleWood Acres distillery tour this weekend. The guy who gave the tour was great, knew a lot about distilling. He had us taste things in all sorts of stages of the process (oddly enough by sticking our finger in and licking it!). The formal tasting room was great too! I liked seeing how things transformed to the flavors that they are in the bottle.
However, we spend $10 on the tour and then $30 on a bottle of brandy. Then we wanted to go out to the apple trees to look/pick and they wanted us to spend another $3 to do that. It felt a lot like they were nickel-and-diming us. When we asked if the "train" to the apples was included in the tour, we were told no, even though the website implies otherwise. (It is supposed to be a "farm to bottle" tour.) This left a bad taste in what was otherwise a great experience with the farm.
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