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Today’s Happy Hour: The Mitten

A Winter Cider Aged in Bourbon Barrels

In the growing world of hard ciders, there are those named “The Mitten,” and there are those named something else.

This is about the mitten one.

Because that’s a damn wintry name.

It comes from Michigan-based Virtue Cider, and it’s a seasonal release that blends bourbon-barrel-aged cider made from last season’s best apples with a good crop of fresh-pressed apple juice from this season.

So it’s got that buttery, oaky, caramel-vanilla-spice thing going for it. But it’s also got that refreshingly dry, high-acid apple thing going for it.

Which is to say it has a lot going for it.


Virtue Cider The Mitten

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