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Seasonal Release: Wassail is Here!

As we welcome winter and see the holidays rapidly approaching, we are pleased to announce the upcoming seasonal release, Wassail!

Wassail is a winter warming cider that embodies the tradition of drinking and singing to the health of the orchard. This 14% abv apple cider, spiced with orange peel and cloves will keep you warm all night long. Drink it mulled and warm or cold and crisp!

Get the details on Wassail!

Waes Hail! To your health! Spiced with orange peel and cloves, our Wassail spiced cider harkens back to the wassailing tradition of drinking spiced cider and singing to the apple orchard. This scared away evil spirits to ensure a bountiful harvest. Raise a glass of Wassail to good health, a good harvest, and good cider!

The Story: 

Sea Cider’s Owner Kristen was inspired to create a traditional winter warming cider that embodied all the traditional Wassail characteristics and leant itself to the traditions of wassailing. Wassailing refers to drinking and singing to the health of an orchard. An ancient practice from southern England that’s still performed at Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse today. The purpose of wassailing is to awaken the cider apple trees and scare away evil spirits ensuring a good harvest. Wassailing also refers to the tradition of raising a glass with good friends and neighbours in celebration of the season.

Food Pairings:

This winter warmer is perfect just as is, or paired with your favourite seasonal dishes. The candied orange peel, caramel apple aromas and flavours, and hints of clove and cinnamon make this perfect for pairing with sausages, sausage meat stuffing, roasted pork, duck and of course turkey. A great fit for all your traditional sides too: garlic mashed potatoes, braised winter vegetables, and roasted turnips. The spices ensure it’s also ideal with strong cheeses, apple pie, apple crisp, pumpkin pie and of course Figgy Pudding.

Tasting Notes:
Appearance: Rich amber, gently effervescent
Aromas, flavours: Candied orange peel, caramel apple, hints of clove, cinnamon and nutmeg
Acid/sweetness: Semi-sweet, good acid balance
Mouthfeel: Smooth, long finish

Wassail hits the shelves of the finest private liquor stores, December 4th! Huzza!