Local distillery Republic Restoratives is going from orchard to glass with its latest spirit—a take on an American apple brandy.
Named after the infamous apple farmer and cider maker Johnny "Appleseed" Chapman, Republic Restorative's brandy is the first of its kind produced in D.C. since Prohibition ended. It's made from Pennsylvania apples and distilled and blended in the company's Ivy City headquarters at 1369 New York Ave. NE.
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Travis moved to D.C. in 2007 has written about the city's diverse food scene for a number of outlets over the years, including Eater DC, Washington City Paper, Washingtonian and DCist, where he was formerly the food editor.