Wunderkind is for the extraordinary person in all of us and is our tribute to Amelia Earhart, one of the greatest modern adventurers. Flying sparked a passion in her unlike any other. It's that passion, that spirit of adventure and fearless leap int o the unknown that inspires our own quest. As Wunderkind takes flight, we're driving the cider bandwagon. There's room on board, so give Bantam a try; we'd love to have you along for the ride....Read More
As the cider category continues to grow up, we have found it necessary to expand our product reviews to these craft beer-esque creations. The channel is an interesting one, clearly slipstreaming the success that craft beer is experiencing by offering a full-flavored, alcoholic beverage that appeals to men, women and a growing number of gluten-restricted drinkers. Our first cider review comes by way of the newly launched Bantam Cider Company, with its first offering Wunderkind. The 22 oz. bomber and clean graphics already remind us of a craft beer. The liquid is relatively clear and Wunderkind pours a light straw color with good carbonation. On the nose, a more wine-like characteristic is noticeable with both sweet and peppery attributes prevalent. Wunderkind is as fresh as could be, almost like the fresh apple cider you remember from your childhood days – except this one checks in at six percent ABV. Pepper on the front palate balances perfectly with a noticeable blend of fresh pressed apple juice and hints of honey through the middle and back palates. The finish is somewhat dry, but not enough to keep you from enjoying another sip. A slightly viscous mouthfeel with a good amount of carbonation make this an incredibly enjoyable “Modern American Cider” as the creators have called it. Overall, this entrant into an increasingly popular cider category is a good one. It comes at a time when the channel is not only experiencing some media attention, but also crying out for an offering created more in the likeness of craft beer.