Seattle Cider Company opened their doors to the public just this past August at The Woods, the tasting room that Seattle Cider Company shares with their sister company, Two Beers Brewing Company, and their ciders have already become extremely popular. If you were there for that grand opening event, or in the week or so that followed, you might have had a chance to taste a unique new cider called Gin Botanical. Infused with the same botanicals used in the production of Gin during fermentation, Seattle Cider Company’s Gin Botanical was an immediate hit, and many have been eagerly awaiting it’s return ever since.
Well, that wait is over. Available now both on tap at The Woods and in 22oz bottles, Seattle Cider Company’s Gin Botanical Cider, infused with gin botanicals from Seattle’s Batch 206 Distillery, is back for it’s Spring Seasonal release.
Here is the full press release from Seattle Cider Company:
SEATTLE (February 27, 2014) – Seattle Cider Company, Seattle’s first and only cidery since Prohibition, is excited to release yet another stellar cider as part of its seasonal lineup – Gin Botanical. A first of its kind cider, available March through May, Seattle Cider’s Gin Botanical offers a distinctive flavor profile, thanks to the gin botanicals from Batch 206 Distillery added during fermentation. This one-of-a-kind style will be available in 22-ounce bottles and joins the growing cidery’s two year round ciders – Dry and Semi-Sweet, available in 16-ounce cans – on shelves and on draft throughout Washington, Alaska and Oregon beginning March 1.
“When we previewed this style at our opening in August last year, we knew it was going to be an instant favorite – people have been asking for it ever since,” said founder and head cidermaker Joel VandenBrink. “Made with 100 percent fresh pressed Washington apples, we add in the gin botanicals during fermentation, ensuring a flavorful and crisp cider that’s perfect for a Northwest spring.”
Seattle Cider’s Gin Botanical is a semi-dry cider unlike any other, showcasing notes of lemon, orange rind, juniper, cucumber and verbena. Like the spirit that inspired it, this cider is complex, clean, aromatic and refreshing. Offering a 6.5 ABV and just 1.8 Brix, this one-of-a-kind cider is dryer than most ciders found on the market today with aromas unlike any other. Pick up 22-ounce bottles at specialty bottles shops and grocery stores throughout Seattle beginning March 1, including Full Throttle Bottle, Chuck’s Hop Shop and Whole Foods. For a more complete list of locations, visit seattlecidercompany.com (subject to change and availability).
Seattle Cider’s initial offerings – Dry and Semi-Sweet – also break the mold of overly sweet cider, bringing the natural flavors of Washington apples to the forefront. Naturally gluten free and made from a custom blend of fresh pressed, Washington apples, Seattle Cider’s products are handcrafted with all natural ingredients, never from concentrate. Seasonal ciders, such as Gin Botanical, are to be released each quarter, offering unique and unexpected flavor profiles geared toward the season. A full list of year round, seasonal and limited edition ciders can be found at seattlecidercompany.com.
Find Seattle Cider products in stores and on tap throughout Washington, Oregon and Alaska, with growing list of locations available at seattlecidercompany.com. Expansion to Michigan, Idaho and Wisconsin is expected for late spring. Tastings, pints and limited edition ciders are also available at The Woods tasting room in SoDo (4700 Ohio Ave S), which shares the space with Two Beers Brewing Co. For more information, follow Seattle Cider Company on Facebook, Twitter (@seattleciderco) and Instagram (seattleciderco).
With Gin Botanical being available only March through May, you have only a limited time to get yours on tap at The Woods or to stock up on 22oz bottles, so don’t delay. You can get your bottles at The Woods or at most local bottle shops in the Seattle area.
Drink responsibly and stay safe out there.