19 October 2016
CHICAGO, IL Oct. 19, 2016 Crispin Cider Company is committed to bringing the very best hard cider to fans seeking unique, authentic flavors. Now in its seventh year, the cider company is proud to announce an extension of its barrel-aged program with Bourbon Char, a bourbon cask-aged hard apple cider finished with a smoked maple syrup. The limited release is inspired by bourbon's sweet and smoky flavor, which pairs naturally with apples. In addition to the new selection, Crispin now offers the beloved Original and Pacific Pear flavors in 6-pack bottles, making the ciders even more accessible to fans.
Crispin ciders are naturally fermented using the raw, unpasteurized juice of fresh-pressed American apples and pears from Washingtonand Oregon. Through classic cold fermentation and specially selected wine yeasts, Crispin ciders retain the authenticity of native fruit flavors that is only present in hard cider made from fresh-pressed fruit. In an effort to bring a premium cider experience to even more drinkers, the cidery will now offer two of its mainstay varieties, Original and Pacific Pear, in packages of six bottles.
"We're committed to making an impact on the cider category, as evidenced by our continued flavor innovation," says Anup Shah, marketing director for Crispin Cider Company. "Also, with our shift to 6-pack bottles, we are making Crispin as accessible as possible to drinkers everywhere."
New Bourbon Char offers cider drinkers an apple variety with a touch of smoke and brown sugar sweetness, finished with smoked maple syrup. Bourbon Char is available in select locations nationally for a limited time.
"Fans of Crispin have come to know our ciders for their high quality but have come to love them because of our innovation," saysVictoria Tonini, Crispin signature cider creator. "With Bourbon Char, we hope cider drinkers will be pleasantly surprised by the uniquely smoky, yet subtly sweet apple cider. The limited release offers our fans another refreshing, yet complex flavor to elevate their drinking and dining occasions."
Bourbon Char Cider Profile
Appearance – Cloudy, golden sunflower color.
Aroma – Strong bourbon and oaky character with faint background of hickory sweetness.
Taste – Strong bourbon characters on the front palate giving way to apple with a kiss of brown sugar sweetness and smoky char balanced by delicate oaky astringency.
Mouth Feel – Silky, mouthwatering acidity steadied by the tannic drying notes of the oak.
Finish – Lasting edges of bourbon with quick finish of smoke and sweet apple.
ABV – 6.9%
Bourbon Char is sold in 22-ounce bottles in select locations nationwide for a limited time. Crispin Original and Pacific Pear flavors are now available nationally in 6-pack bottles. For more information about Crispin's complete line of ciders, go to www.CrispinCider.com.