The Seattle Cider Company’s Gin Botanical is a seasonal hard cider that is only available in February, March, April, and May. At 6.9% ABV and 1.8 BRIX this hard cider is complex, clean, aromatic, and refreshing! Gin Botanical is made from Granny Smith, Fuji, Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, and Gala apples. Don’t forget to bring your 64oz Growler or your 32oz Growlette in to fill with refreshing hard cider or a craft beer from our current tap list. Read some of Along Came A Cider’s review of the Seattle Cider Company’s Gin Botanical below.
Flavors and drinking experience: herby, high acid, funky
Those gin botanicals taste immediately arresting! I get mint, basil, hops, citrus, and a hint of clean sweat. The cider activates my salivary glands intensely. Texturally, I notice big bubbles that show the cider is force carbonated: not really a surprise. The carbonation amplifies the herbal gin infused flavor in a brute force way. The Gin Botanical offers high levels of acidity but no tannin. I do get some pleasing minerality.
The cider rolls through immediate bitterness into more fruitiness. The herbal notes remain present throughout the experience. It tastes like you’d hope gin and cider would taste together—as much a funky gin cocktail as a cider. They use spent gin botanicals for it: juniper, orange peel, coriander.
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