Well dunderhead, I made this simple recipe you shared. I took a gallon down to teh motorcycle shop with me today and they all agreed that it was pretty much standard "Apple Pie".
One thing I did different though. I did try filtering but my pie spice was too fine and even stopped up the course mesh filter. So I just let it sit in the fridge over night and decanted it leaving the spice in the bottom. I have to say this is going to be a big hit at some of my future get togethers.
I took them a bottle of the 100 proof orange and spice rum too. One tipped it up and spewed it out after me warning him that it was 100 proof. The other guys told him to "Man Up you big sissy"