Friday, February 7, 2014

Chocolate Apple Cider and Smoke Apple Cider

Hard Ciders!

Woodchuck Cider Smoked Apple...$4.49 / 22oz
Apple pomace is smoked using a blend of maple and applewood chips. Our original small batch hard cider is run through the smoked pomace. The result is a full-bodied deep amber cider. Strong crisp apple notes with hints of vanilla are balanced on an applewood smoked backdrop.

Woodchuck Chocolate Apple Cider...$4.49 / 22oz
We here at Woodchuck Hard Cider have been pioneering American cider for 23 years now. It’s been a journey and we trace our history through the different ciders we have handcrafted. Innovation and experimentation are woven into the fabric of Woodchuck.
It is in this spirit that we introduce to you, (just in time for Valentine’s Day!), one of the most unique ciders we have ever crafted: Woodchuck Cellar Series Chocolate. It is the third cider released from our Cellar Series line.
Woodchuck’s original small batch hard cider, featuring Vermont culinary apple varieties such as McIntosh and late season Northern Spy, was aged with crushed cocao beans. Cocao beans, or nibs, are the starting point from which chocolate is produced.
The infusion of the cocao nibs bring notes of artisan chocolate throughout the nose and taste of the cider. A hint of caramel accompanies the dry finish, as does a full apple flavor.

“The use of crushed cocao nibs allowed for this cider to showcase chocolate’s true character,” says Cider Maker John Matson. “The infusion of the beans brought out those strong natural chocolate notes, without the sweetness found in a chocolate bar. The balance of the apple against the cocao creates a truly distinctive tasting experience. I am thrilled with the result and hope our fans are too.”

Woodchuck Barrel Select 
This ultra-limited cider manages to combine the sweet and crisp taste of apple cider with smoky and dry flavors of Kentucky Bourbon. Woodchuck Cider is awesome, Kentucky Bourbon is awesome. Match made in heaven? We think so.

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