Staggering Beauty – Funky Barrel Aged Cider

$13.00 USD

Staggering Beauty
Funky Barrel Aged Cider – 9.5% ABV
1 Bottle – 1 PINT 9 FL OZ

We started off with a nice blend of 100% NC Apples, and racked that into our Wild Cider Foeder that was already partially filled with fully mature Cider. This is a “Solera System”, in that we never fully empty a vessel used for fermentation of Wild/Funky product in order to help build depth in that vessel’s character, and it’s how we produce a large proportion of our Wild/Funky products!

We then took that base Funky Foeder Cider and racked it on to 3rd-use Grape Pomace and Fresh SC Peach Skins (thanks to our buds Devil’s Foot Soda!) where it refermented and rested for a few months. We deemed that it needed some more depth, so we aged it for 6 months in Heaven Hill Bourbon Barrels that had previously held Imperial Baltic Porter. We then bottle-conditioned it with Wildflower Honey from Walker Texas Honey Farms and let it bottle condition for roughly 6 more months.

We experience funky Oak and Grape tannins, bright and zippy Fuji Apples, Peach pits and Peach rings, and a balancing wisp of leather/tobacco. It’s a Wild/Funky Cider, so expect it to be acidic and very dry, in the best way.

It’s been a long time in the making, and we’re extremely excited to share our newest Funky Cider with y’all!

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