Makers' Combo Can
West Lebanon, NH
Sherborn & Leominster, MA
Stephen Wood, Nicole Leibon, Eleanor Leger, Shannon Edgar,
CiderGrown Batch: TASTING NOTES
We combined fermentations from all 3 cider makers in this one. It's the second-driest (dry means 'unsweet') with deep aromas of concentrated baked fruit, honey, citrus, & a mineral whiff. Flavors follow the aromas, joined by keen acid and sturdy bitterness, with quiet ice-cider notes. All from apples....
What's in the can:
To prepare for this collaboration, all three cider makers collected samples of their proposed blends and gathered in Leominster, MA to taste through and discuss the project.
Steve Wood and Nicole Leibon took the lead in blending the 4th can. After many rounds of tasting and evaluating the combined ciders, Farnum Hill put together a blend from their existing fermentations in house that complemented the blends from Eden and Stormalong.
The final step was combining the proportional blends from all 3 cideries and force carbonation in the bright tank to prepare for canning.