Craftsmanship Beyond Measure: The Applejack Rabbit cocktail stands as a testament to the Laird family’s enduring commitment to their craft. For 10 generations, the Lairds have dedicated themselves to distilling exceptional spirits in the heart of Monmouth County, New Jersey, a proud tradition of American-made excellence. Led by Lisa Laird-Dunn, the 9th generation distiller and CEO, and Gerard Laird-Dunn, the 10th generation distiller, Laird & Company continues to honor their legacy while embracing innovation. Laird’s Bottled in Bond, crafted from locally grown apples, embodies the essence of their family business, a labor of love steeped in tradition and history.

The Apple Jack Rabbit, A Laird & Company specialty cocktail from New Jersey’s first and finest distillers.

The Apple Jack Rabbit, A Laird & Company specialty cocktail from NJ’s first and finest distillers.


Crafting the Essence of Spring: As the seasons change, the Applejack Rabbit captures the vibrant spirit of spring. Combining Laird’s Bottled in Bond with freshly squeezed lemon and orange juice, along with a hint of Grade B maple syrup, creates a symphony of tasting notes that dance on the palate. Each ingredient, meticulously selected and blended, reflects the artistry of the distiller and the rich flavors of Monmouth County.

Tradition with a Modern Twist: In the past 20 years, there has been a mixology Renascence, where classic cocktails are being rediscovered, using simple and fresh ingredients. Rediscovered by mixologists like Jim Meehan, the Applejack Rabbit exemplifies the timeless appeal of craft cocktails. Rooted in tradition yet adapted for modern tastes, it showcases the versatility of Laird & Company’s brandy. From single cask expressions to innovative blends, Laird’s commitment to quality shines through, inspiring bartenders and distillers alike to create unforgettable libations.

Celebrating the Season: As spring blooms, the Applejack Rabbit becomes a symbol of renewal and celebration. Whether enjoyed at a bustling bar or crafted at home, it invites you to savor the flavors of the season and the craftsmanship of the distillery. Each sip tells a story of heritage and innovation, a testament to the enduring legacy of Laird & Company.

Gerard Laird-Dunn of New Jersey’s Laird & Company pours a perfect Jack Rabbit Cocktail.

Gerard Laird-Dunn, VP of Operations at Laird & Company pours a perfect Jack Rabbit Cocktail.

In Conclusion: Experience the spirit of Monmouth County with the Applejack Rabbit cocktail. Made with Laird’s Bottled in Bond and crafted with care by generations of distillers, it embodies the essence of American-made excellence. Join Gerard Laird-Dunn, 10th Generation distiller, as he demonstrates the art of creating the Applejack Rabbit in this exclusive YouTube video, and discover firsthand the rich history and unparalleled quality of Laird’s brandy.