This is a tequila barrel-fermented cider with wild blueberry and a sour edge from a dose of lactobacillus. It shows notes of wild blueberry, tangy rhubarb, mulled apples, cloves and ginger. Just a riot of flavours on the palate — blueberries, apples, spice and sour funk that’s smooth and fresh on the finish.
This flagship cider from the English expat couple behind this 4-year-old cidery beat out 77 other entries to be crowned king of Modern Dry Ciders at the world’s largest cider competition, GLINTCAP, earlier this year. This highly carbonated cider begins with bouquet of bright apple, white flowers and light cantaloupe leading to flavours of apple peel, racy acidity and light tannins. The cidermakers originally devised this as a still cider, so try a glass and then recap until it loses the bubbles and try it again.
Pouring light gold and cloudy, this cider, crafted by one of Canada’s natural wine pioneers, is fermented with Southbrook’s indigenous white wine yeast for a complex yet highly quaffable sipper. A bright apple-juice character dominates the nose, while the palate is marked by citrus, apple pie, pear skins, apricot and peaches. Delicate carbonation, medium tannins and a dry finish lend a rustic feel to this cider.
Bright golden honey colour revealing floral blossom, ripe apple and honeyed scents. Sweet, honeyed apple flavours on the palate are tempered by a warming sensation imparted by the 8% blend of Ironworks Bluenose Rum in the mix.
Striking and appealing aromatic character is hard to describe. Strong floral and barely discernable herbal scents mix with subtle tree fruits, evolving on the palate to lightly sweet pear flavour with contrasting dry grip and a long pear-fruit finish.
Shy-scented apple with yellow apple flavour, gentle effervescence and a refreshingly light dry finish.
Made from traditional apples such as Gravenstein, Golden Russet and Northern Spy, this cider is finished by adding freshly pressed apples to add colour and fresh apple flavour. It offers aromatic scents of honeyed ripe apples with gentle fizz, lightly sweet apple flavours, balancing dry grip and an off-dry finish.