Staff Picks: Storie's Favorite Ciders Right Now (6-Pack)

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Staff Picks: Storie's Favorite Ciders Right Now (6-Pack)

My taste in cider is pretty diverse (as long as the apple is the focus), which is reflective in my spring staff picks. These are all very different ciders, which is great if you're still exploring cider or if you just like a bit of variety. 

1. Alpenfire Cider - Dabinett & Yarlington Mill Estate Dual Varietal (750 mL) - This is one of my all-time favorite ciders. Made from Dabinett and Yarlington Mill apples grown on Alpenfire's orchard in Port Townsend, WA, it has a wonderful floral candy aroma and bold lingering tannins. A great complement to roasted vegetables such as carrots, parsnips, or squash.

2. Empyrical Orchard & Cidery - Constant Cider (500 mL) - I could include any of Empyrical's ciders in my picks. Constant is made from a blend of russeted apples as well as estate grown bittersweet apples (Frequin Rouge, Dabinett, and Brown Snout). Semi-dry, still, and superbly balanced.

3. Haykin Family Cider - Golden Russet Single-Varietal Cider (750 mL) - The Golden Russet apple is my favorite cider apple (shhhh don't tell Kingston Black). This cider is made from 100% golden russet apples grown by CiderView Orchard in WA State. I love the tropical notes it brings into this cider - guava, pineapple, honeysuckle. Sooo good.

4. Revel Cider - Soif - A tasty bev made from two spontaneously fermented ciders aged on cherries and strawberries, with an extra month of skin contact on almost one tonne of red wine skins. Fruity, tart, and refreshing. Pair with an apple rhubarb pie/crisp/tart for an ultimate spring treat.

5. Farmstead Cider - Kelly Street Cider 2020 (500 mL) - I love a good crabapple cider, and this 50/50 blend of crabapples and dessert apples has nice sharpness from the crabapples balanced with a soft apple juice like body. 

6. Whitewood Cider - Quince-idence Quince Cider (500 mL) - I love a Quince cider, and this one is no exception. Made from a blend of Sharp apple varieties  blended with a housemade Quince extraction made from fresh picked quince, this one is delightfully fruity with quintessential floral quince aromatics.


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