Look, I’m nowhere near an expert on cider – in fact, before trying some of these, I had zero interest because IT’S NOT WINE!!!! I love apples, and especially Ontario apples but I have a principled opposition to fruit juice with alcohol (exception – WINE). I haven’t really gotten over that opposition. (Note: humans are full of hypocrisy)
This cider company has changed my mind a bit. I’m still not an apple cider fan but they had 3 types that really did impress me. So much so that I bought some for later on a hot day. These were ciders made from pear, peach, and blood orange (separately of course). They were very refreshing, the blood orange cider being the sweetest of the three. That is not to say there is anything wrong with the regular apple based cider. I bought and tried the Tortured Path cider product which is a UK inspired cider, nice and dry but just not my thing. Everyone else I was with (who are cider fans) chose this as their favourite.
This company ahs been around for quite a while and the premises sport an absolutely amazing view. The tasting room is really well laid out with county charm and the samples are served in flights with an informative piece on each cider. (Based on available of each of their ciders which is not always the full complement).
Visit their website to find out more, take the trip if you are near! www.countycider.com