Rootstock Cider & Spirits
Rootstock Cider & Spirits is a farmstead cidery and craft spirits distiller located in Williamson, New York, near the shores of Lake Ontario. Originally two businesses, Apple Country Spirits and Rootstock Ciderworks, the companies combined in 2020. Apple Country Spirits was founded in 2011 by Dave DeFisher. The business features a variety of craft spirits derived from various orchard fruits such as brandies, apple-based vodka, and bourbon barrel-aged AppleJack. Rootstock Ciderworks was established shortly after Apple Country Spirits in 2012. Rootstock is the first post-prohibition farmstead cidery in the Rochester, NY region, and offers various hard ciders made with heirloom apples from the DeFisher Fruit Farm’s orchard.