Ultimate Beverage Challenge 97 points - Caramelized baked apple, Ceylon cinnamon, and hints of allspice, thyme and rhubarb are evident on this dense, sweet sparkling cider. The bubbles provide an excellent counterpoint to the full, rich texture, while baking spice notes come to the fore on the dry finish. (Jun 2016)
Inspired by the festive nature of slightly sweet demi-sec champagnes and sparkling wines, The Muse is a bubbly, effervescent cider made from traditional culinary and bittersweet apples and aged on French oak. The cider is sweet upfront with a juicy apple aroma and bright acidity, and slightly drying on the finish with a lingering sweet apple note. The French oak adds a subtle wood impression, imparting notes of clove, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and hints of vanilla. 7.7% ABV.
|Our cider makers have been making ciders for decades. Eager to learn more about the art of cider making, our team has experimented with different styles, crafting ciders for themselves and sharing them with close friends.
After years of experimenting with different types of apples from all over the map and different cider-making techniques we learned along the way, we came up with a really imaginative, creative recipe. We knew we had something different and special…and decided we had to share these great recipes with cider drinkers across the country.