Milk and Honey Ciders
Milk and Honey Ciders Flora (6.9% alcohol by volume) is made with a blend or heirloom apples that include Golden Russet and Kingston Black. It also includes sugar and yeast. The sugar keeps the alcohol up. Golden Russets are an ancient American apple dating from the first half of the 19th century and long valued as a cider able. Kingston Blacks are one of the best bittersharp apples originate in the England and even though they are a pain to grow have earned a place in the world of cider for their tannins, acid and sweetness from at least the dawn of the 19th century. Moderate apple smells dominate the aroma with definite floral notes. It is brilliant gold with a bright shimmer on top. With the first sip you taste more than one kind of apple. It is semi-dry, moderately tart with moderate tannins. The tannins give the cider body and a light, slightly astringent drying bitterness that readies you for the next sip. The moderate carbonation cleanses the palate and quenches the thirst. This is cider as it should be with the cider maker blending the right amount of apples to get the desired flavors and not blending in various concentrates, chemicals and natural flavors. This is a tart, refreshing cider where all the elements work very well together. I rate the cider 83.