Visit America’s first Likör Distillery in Ellijay

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If you come to Ellijay make sure to taste an Applejay!


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About LIKÖR (Liqueur)

Likör (Liqueurs) are alcoholic drinks composed of distilled spirits flavored with fresh fruits, herbs, and spices.

The origin of Likör (liqueur) production can be traced back to 13th-century Italy. Arnoldus Villanovanus, personal physician of various popes, gained fame for his deliciously sweetened medicines on the medicinal uses of brandy, likely the first Likör known in history.

Likör became popular in Europe when the Italian noblewoman Catherine de Medici married the French King Henry II in 1532. Her entourage included Likör makers, making the drink fashionable among nobles. However, it was not until the 18th century that Likör became affordable for the common person.

Today, Likör is experiencing a renaissance. It is a very diverse drink category including fruit, nut and herb based varieties, as well as cream-based products, like coffee cream Likör or chocolate Likör. It can be enjoyed as a drink before a meal (aperitif), drink for after a meal (digestif), or tasteful lower-proof base alcohol for a cocktail.


Likör Distillery in Georgia, and maybe even in the US


Historical Tours & Tastings


Distillates composed from fresh fruits, spices and herbs


Proud to be produced in Ellijay, GA

Less Alcohol & More Taste

Locally Sourced Ingredients

Seasonal Flavors

First Likör Distillery of its kind in the US

Award winning taste

We love the seasons changing

Likör is seasonal

Likör compositions are created with seasonal available fresh fruits, nuts, and herbs. Many of our products are crafted in small batches only, and they are only available in our local Likör Shop in Ellijay, GA. Come and visit our Likör Shop in beautiful downtown Ellijay, GA. Most of our Likörs are designed with 55 proof/ 27.5% ABV.

Our liqueur variety

Classic Likör


Our signature apple Likör in honor of Ellijay being the apple capital of Georgia. You haven't been in Ellijay if you haven't tasted Applejay! #ApplejayFromEllijay

georgia Vineyard peach

Our full-bodied vineyard peach Likör is inspired by an old recipe from German vintners.

Sweet Caroline Likör

Our famous cherry Likör is created from tart cherries and named after our Likörmeister Caroline.

The King’s Ginger

The King’s Ginger

In 1901 King Edward VII was crowned King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain, Ireland and the British Dominions, Emperor of India. Edward was a leader of the London society, known to have spend most of his time partying, hunting, racing, sailing and eating with...

The story of Ægir’s Ale

The story of Ægir’s Ale

In Nordic mythology Ægir (also Ägir, Gymir or Hlér) is the name of a giant of the sea, a so called jötunn, that is often mistaken for a god. Ægir is the brother of Kári (Wind) and Logi (Fire), and lives with his wife Ran and 9 daughters in a hall beneath the sea that...

The Carnivore’s Mezcal

The Carnivore’s Mezcal

Mezcal is a Mexican spirit with around 40% alcohol by volume, distilled from the pulp of different agave species. The taste and appearance of the distillate vary depending on the type of agave, the region, how it is prepared and how long it is stored. Tequila is...



The famous game of kottabos was fashionable in Athens in the 6th to 5th century BC and became a widespread passion in southern Italy until ca. the 4th century BC. The idea of the game was the "artful throwing of wine" consumed from a bowl (kylix) or mug (skyphos)...

Waragi – The War Gin

Waragi – The War Gin

Waragi is a gin-like alcoholic beverage made in Uganda. The name originally derives from the term "war gin" which later developed into waragi. This spirit is said to have been named after British people living in Uganda in the 1950s and 1960s. Until gaining...

Bootleggers & Baptists

Bootleggers & Baptists

The American scientist Bruce Yandle published his economic theory Bootleggers and Baptists in 1983. His theory describes that groups with opposite goals can support each other. Interestingly, Yandle used the early 20th century laws prohibiting the sale of alcohol to...

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