Gold Rush #7 is the 7th transatlantic cider making collaboration, this time between Tom Oliver (of Oliver’s Cider and Perry) and Ryan Burk of Angry Orchard, New York, USA.
A full tasting, sparkling 6.5% cider with some residual sweetness, balancing acidity and full-bodied tannins. Carefully selected vintage bittersweet and sharp cider apples from traditional Herefordshire orchards were slow fermented by wild yeasts in old oak barrels and tanks then, after a malolactic fermentation in the spring Tom and Ryan once again met up in Ocle Pychard, Herefordshire to blend this bright, rich cider with an ‘apple skins’ nose, spice and oak cask that gives way to a robust taste with a very satisfying finish. Chill and savour this unique cider with family and friends and celebrate the “family of cidermakers” on both sides of the Atlantic and around the world. This is certainly showing the influence of some recent Speyside oak casks. Celebrating Ryan’s first trip to Scotland and Tom’s continuing work with The Proclaimers.