Fire Barrel Cider
Finnriver is honored to present master cidermaker Drew Zimemrman's award-winning Fire Barrel cider. Pressed from traditional bittersweet apples and aged in fire charred Kentucky bourbon barrels, this full-flavored cider offers a hint of whiskey, oak aroma, notes of caramel and vanilla, a lingering soft tannin finish.
Drew's passion for cider helped ignite the cider rennaissance in the Pacific Northwest and now, here at Finnriver, we are grateful for his mentorship as we strive to carry on a rooted cider tradition.
Made with a seasonal blend of heirloom and traditional cider apples.
Alcohol content 6.5%. Limited Release.
Jameson Fink's Tasting Notes:
The amber color of this cider let’s you know right away that this is not your typical cider. It’s been aged in charred Kentucky Bourbon barrels. The time in barrel not only affects the color of the cider, but also the flavor. It gives a touch of richness and spiciness to the cider. Try it with stronger cheeses like aged cheddar; Fire Barrel can stand up to the challenge!
Tasting notes written by Seattle writer Jameson Fink during an arduous spring afternoon on the farm, sipping cider and listening to the cows low. Nominated for a 2013 Saveur Best Food Blog Award, you can keep up with what's in his glass at jamesonfink.com.
Photo credit Jameson Fink