Finnriver Oak & Apple Cider
Style: Barrel-Aged Craft Cider
Aroma & Flavor: A foundation of bright citrus in this cider is layered with a smooth whiskey depth and spicy rye spirit. A fine, craft cider that showcases American oak, Northwest rye whiskey, and Washington organic apples. Woody astringency balances the acidity,
and then finishes with lovely toasted oak and vanilla notes.
Alcohol Percentage: 6.5% abv
Bottle Volume: 500 ml. (16.9 oz.)
Sweetness: Semi dry;
1.005 specific gravity (1.3% brix)
Apple Varieties: A select blend of Certified Organic Washington apples from the Yakima Valley.
Production Notes: Fermented in stainless steel tanks at low temperatures to capture the full
ester profile of the apples. Once fermentation is complete, this cider is then aged for 12 to 16 weeks in rye whiskey barrels from High West Distillery in Park City, Utah. The oak gives the cider a liquid gold color. Sweetened with organic cane sugar.
Serving Suggestions: Sip as a stand-alone beverage while watching the sunset or savor its complexity around the campfire.
Pairings: Pair with heartier foods like roasted chicken & veggies, stewed rabbit, smoked salmon, or bratwurst with kraut and stoneground mustard.
Creative Ideas: Caramelize an onion with Oak & Apple Cider and add to a dish for a feisty meal.
Jameson Fink's Tasting Notes:
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