Single Barrel Series : Philosophical Cider

Every year we plan some production space for special batches.  We let the orchard have its own voice in these batches.  We set a side a reserve of apples that developed outstanding character. Or a blend of apples that arose together in history. Or that the cidermaker thinks are especially nifty.

These batches are produced with a minimalist approach. That means they are all light, dry, subtle and still.  The most authentic taste of the orchard we make.

We know they aren’t for every taste – so we make a single barrel of each.  It comes out to just over 20 cases.   Each batch is an ephemeral glimpse of orchard character, like scents on the wind:  tart, bitter, grass, wood, spice, blossom, fruit.  And when it’s gone, it’s gone.   In some future year, the orchard might whisper something similar in the cidermaker’s ear – but it won’t be exactly the same.

Here are some examples of Single Barrel Ciders that have come and gone.

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