' Finnriver: Botanical Ciders

Botanical Ciders

Our botanical ciders share the earthly essence of life in the fields and forests of the Olympic Peninsula.  They feature local ingredients that are iconic or flourishing in our region and each seeks to capture the essence of the season.  All of our seasonal ciders are small batch production featuring cider fermented on the farm using 100% organic apple juice pressed from Washington apples.

Honey Meadow ushers us into spring with distinct floral notes and wandering hints of greenery. Light and crisp, this cider is blended with a custom-crafted seasonal blend of spring burdock & dandelion syrup, chamomile flowers, lemon balm leaves, and a touch of local, organic honey. Burdock and dandelion roots are dried and roasted (in the farm’s woodfired oven) and then boiled into a house made sugar syrup. At blending we add syrup, honey, and the lemon balm & chamomile. This mixture infuses overnight and then is filtered into the brite tanks for carbonation.

Pair this cider with coconut curry, lemon braised halibut, spring salads, goat cheese on toasted bread and other sassy spring dishes.

Alcohol Percentage: 6.5% abv.

Bottle Volume: 500 ml. 

Sweetness: Semi-sweet

$9.99 per Bottle
$119.88 per Case

Locally grown saffron gives this cider its warm color and a gentle bittersweet earthiness, balanced with the rounded flavors of anise and fennel, finishing on a light lingering licorice note.  We crafted this cider around the time of the Winter Solstice, inspired by the local saffron grown at Phocas Farms in Port Angeles.  The bright cider features fermented organic apples delicately steeped with herbs in honor of the early spring and the returning light. Lightly carbonated.

Pair this cider with saffron inspired dishes or with a range of Mediterranean or Indian foods, also minty rice, sushi, summer salads with edible flowers or lightly braised vegetables.

Alcohol Percentage: 6.5% abv

Bottle Volume: 500 ml. 

Sweetness: Semi-sweet

$9.99 per Bottle
$119.88 per Case