Tap pour at Capitol Cider tasting event with Bill Bradshaw and 9 WA cideries surrounding Cider Summit Seattle 2015. I’ve tried a large number of Finnriver ciders, and even tried this variety quite awhile ago. I remembered really looking forward to it but being disappointed. I bought another bottle recently as so many folks enjoy this cider, and I wanted to give it another chance, as my palate has changed. Made from Kingston Black, Yarlington Mill, and Dabinett cider apple varieties. Whiskey barrel aged.
Very smooth. On the sweeter side of semi-dry. Mild barrel notes. Bold flavor. Moderate tannins, bitterness, and acidity. I was surprised with how much I enjoyed this cider, in contrast to my memory from awhile back. I look forward to drinking the bottle I have at home!
Reviewed on 17 Oct 2015