Willie Smiths 'French Blend' Cider Tasting
Sun 23rd Oct 3pm-5pm, Front Bar
Join Willie Smith's Sam Reid for a preview tasting of two 100% Cider Apple Ciders from the Tasmanian Cider Makers - French Blend and Kingston Black.
"Only true cider apple varieties that originate from France have been selected for the French Blend to fully express the traditional French cider style. For this blend, apples were rested after harvest to develop fully ripened aromas. The apples were then hand selected and blended prior to milling and co-fermentation. Resting between milling and pressing has resulted in a deep amber colour, characteristic of bittersweet apple ciders.
The French Blend is a full bodied medium sweet apple cider made in the French farmhouse style, exhibiting sweet apple complexity combined with drying bittersweet apple tannins.
Our Kingston Black Limited Release Cider is made from the classic English traditional variety Kingston Black. To enhance complexity and structure, it has been blended with 10% Yarlington Mill cider, an equally famous traditional English bittersweet variety. The apples used in this cider ripened in hot and dry conditions, resulting in intense fruit aromas. It has a deep golden colour that is a result of the high tannin content of these varieties in combination with the traditional cider making techniques used. It is a complex cider not for the feint-‐hearted."
Let Sam shout you a proper Cider-Apple Cider from 3-5pm!