The cider is in limited release. And like its predecessors – The Jacket and Stagger Lee – it is themed as an All-American, rock and roll cider.
“We’ve tried to bottle the spirit and philosophy of alt. country music and the bands that make that music,” said Bruce Nissen, Crispin Head Cider Maker. “Bird On A Wire, the cider, sets cider free. We’re an untraditional American cider company. We explore the boundaries of fermentation, yeast strains, barrel aging and blending. These are our songs.”
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Bird on a Wire is blended four times using four different apple wines from naturally fermented, unpasteurized American fresh-pressed apple juice. Then it’s aged in American rye and Bourbon whiskey barrels.
The Apple wines were fermented with Irish Stout yeast, Belgian Trappist yeast, Sake yeast and Crispin’s unique Colfax Classic apple wine.
The blend was then finished with Tupelo Honey aged in Bourbon Barrels and unpasteurized fresh-pressed apple juice.
Alt. Country Cider
Dances across the palate like a band playin’, people swayin’. Spend some time, wait a minute. Set it free.
Poured Appearance: Whiskey Cloudy. Honeyed & opaque
Color: Rich golden orange
Aroma: Whiskey notes up front & center, ripe apple, honey notes
Flavor: Very smooth and totally balanced. Toasted oak tannins, soft rye spice, cask-woody vanilla and cinnamon. Finishes with a lingering open-mouthed kiss of farmhouse style apple juice
Bird On A Wire is unfiltered and blended from apple-wine straight from the whiskey barrels. Give it a solid, firm, bottoms-up tilt and swirl to disperse sediment evenly to best enjoy whiskey aromas and unique bouquet. Best enjoyed at cellar temperature, 50/55F, with or without 1 or 2 ice cubes.
Bird On A Wire is most certainly worthy of aging in your cellar.
“Bird On A Wire rocks and has enough pedal-steel to make it swing,” said Joe Heron, Crispin Founder and CEO. “It’s all about our evolution of modern cider within an American craft sensibility. It’s our music, the sound we hear in our heads.”
About the Crispin Cider Company
The Crispin Cider Company produces natural hard apple craft ciders using fermented American unpasteurized fresh-pressed apple juice in Original, Light and Brut varietals, and additional unfiltered Artisanal Reserves – Honey Crisp, Lansdowne, The Saint and Cho-tokkyu. Crispin also imports a classic English Dry Cider, Crispin Browns Lane.
The Fox Barrel Cider Company is dedicated to the production of superior pure pear ciders, using American fermented fresh-pressed pear juice. Available in Pacific Pear, Blackberry Pear and Apricot Pear varietals and additional unfiltered Cidery Reserves – Ginger & Blackcurrant and Rhubarb & Elderberry. Fox Barrel also imports a classic English Perry.