10 Things You May Not Know About Mint

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The Cider Makers here at Woodchuck are at it again. Their innovative craft and masterful techniques have brought us the next style in our Cellar Series line. We’re excited to announce the Woodchuck Cellar Series Mint Cider!

Woodchuck Cellar Series Mint is handcrafted from fresh Vermont McIntosh and Irish bittersweet apples. The blend of varieties allows a full apple flavor to remain at the forefront of this unique cider. The twist turns up in the form of mint. Whole spearmint leaves are added to the tank a week before bottling. Spearmint oils slowly permeate the tank, leaving a subtle mint note to this unique marriage of apples from Vermont and Ireland.

As we add another exciting style to the Woodchuck family, we thought we would take a closer look at the mint leaf. The organic mint leaves we used in this craft cider were sourced through our friends at Black River Produce here in Vermont. Let’s take a dive into this awesome ingredient, with a list of 10 things you may not know about Mint.

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7 Ways to WOW Your Valentine with Woodchuck Cellar Series Chocolate Cider

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It’s a day for wooing. Valentine’s Day allows us to celebrate the milestones in our new relationships, or rekindle that longtime fire that’s been burning with a spouse or significant other. It lets us truly appreciate the love we have in our lives, and the people that help us get through the day to day. So you have everything ready for a big gesture on Friday, right? At least an idea? Starting to sweat? Well we have your covered! One of our most innovative ciders yet, make this the most memorable Valentine’s Day with Woodchuck® Cellar Series Chocolate. (Learn more about this Cellar Series Cider here!)

We’re thrilled that this Chocolate delicacy was released just in time for the big holiday, and we can’t wait to see it fuel the love that Friday will bring. Here’s the Top 7 Ways to turn Woodchuck Cellar Series Chocolate Cider into a Valentine’s Day Surprise.

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Woodchuck® Cellar Series Smoked Apple

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Our latest cider straight from Woodchuck cellar is hitting shelves nationwide!  Woodchuck Cellar Series Smoked Apple is a full-bodied deep amber cider featuring crisp apple notes and hints of vanilla on an applewood smoked backdrop.  A well-balanced, limited run cider that is perfect for the cooler days ahead.

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Cider Maker’s Notebook: Woodchuck Cellar Series Dry Hop

Woodchuck® Cellar Series Dry Hop is now on shelves across the country.  Its an exciting hard cider born from the many test batches of cider we experiment with in the cidery cellar.  We sat down with Cider Maker John Matson, to talk a little more about how the cider came to be and what possibilities the Cellar Series create for our most innovative hard cider styles.

We hope you enjoy Woodchuck Cellar Series Dry Hop!  To find out where you can find the cider near you, head over to our Cider Locator.

Introducing: The Woodchuck Cellar Series

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Tucked away in the back corner of our cidery cellar you will find truly rare and unique batches of cider.  Some are fermenting in five-gallon carboys, others bottled and aging, and even more being tweaked and perfected.  The only thing they share in common is the cellar in which they are housed. The cellar is unique glimpse into the future of the cider category.

The recipes crafted here represent some of our most innovative and imaginative creations.  Every cider starts as a blank canvas.  Unique ingredients, yeast strains, and fermentation techniques represent brushstrokes in each work of art.

We are pleased to say… the time has come to reveal the ciders of the Woodchuck Cellar.  These ciders feature the recipes that have spent years in development.

First up: Woodchuck Cellar Series Dry Hop.

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