Size: 375 ml
Alcohol: 17% alc./vol.
Packaging: Clear glass ice wine bottle. T-top closure with a capsule finish.
Inspired by the moonshining methods of the American colonial period, Black Applejack mixes hard cider with cider eau de vie and a dosage of sun-kissed blackberry sweetness. Succulent, smooth, and sinful, we raise a glass of Black Applejack to revolutionary cider!
Black Applejack pays tribute to the age old method of ‘jacking’ or distilling pressed apples into a cyder spirit. Completed through either freeze distillation or evaporative distillation, the resulting spirit was lovingly referred to as Applejack – a strong alcoholic beverage made popular in the American colonial period. We create our Black Applejack by pressing and fermenting apples to create a dry cider base. We then partner with an island micro distiller who evaporates this cider into an eau de vie. Then, we blend and age this cider eau de vie with Vancouver Island blackberries and additional cider to create a port-style, fortified blackberry cider. The result is a delicious expression of sun-kissed blackberry sweetness – as sweet as it is tangy, with minimal tannins and a long smooth finish.
Aromas/Flavours: Berries, ripe blackberry with hints green apple
Acid/Sweetness: Balanced, intense concentration of sweetness and acidity
Mouth feel: Still, sweet, viscous, rich, long warm finish
Suggested Food Pairings:
Best enjoyed with dessert. Try with cheese cake, brownies or dark chocolate.