As the final countdown commences, we couldn’t help but add one more recipe between our Woodchuck® Wednesday dishes. We know we’re a couple days from Wednesday, but this one’s important. It’s the big kahuna. The centerpiece. One dish that brings an entire family together for a day. It’s the Thanksgiving turkey. From cranberry sauce to stuffing this bird is a juicy and delicious base for every mouthful. With such a noteworthy dish, comes many different options for preparation. A turkey can be baked, smoked, or deep-fried. It can be cooked with stuffing, vegetables, and even sometimes a chicken and a duck (Oh, those TurDucKens)! Even with such endless recipes, we couldn’t help but look to see how we could put our own spin on such a specialty. So of course we did!
You know it’s Thanksgiving when you walk into the kitchen and your senses are filled with that mouth-watering smell of stuffing. Whether baked in a pan, or cooked right in the turkey, this flavor burst of a dish is often the first hit on the buffet line. As the second recipe in our Woodchuck® Wednesday Thanksgiving Countdown, we’ve put our own cider spin on the holiday delicacy.
Time flies. We all say it. It’s a cliché for the ages. In Vermont though, seasonal change can sometimes feel like a game of hurry up and wait. The pumpkin and fall ciders hit the shelves. Football starts as baseball winds down. The first real chill finds its way into the air. All of this builds and builds… but summer tends to hang on no matter what delicious seasonal cider is on the shelf.
We here at Woodchuck have been waiting months, (actually more like years), for this moment. A moment that would not only set down our roots for the long haul in Vermont, but also serve as a new destination for the fans of Woodchuck Hard Cider.
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.