New York, NY – Original Sin Cider announces today its entry into the canned cider market with the release of Original Sin Extra Dry Cider. Made in New York State, Original Sin Extra Dry Cider is produced exclusively with 100% freshly pressed New York apples. Renowned for its traditional dry ciders, Original Sin kicks off its 20th Anniversary with the addition of a new can line to their award-winning line-up of bottled ciders. Original Sin Extra Dry Cider will initially be available starting January 10, 2016 in seven select states: Washington DC, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland, Florida, and North Carolina. The national launch of Original Sin Extra Dry Cider in more than 30 states including New York will commence in April 2016.
New York State has a deeply rooted history of apple production. It was home to the first commercial nursery in the United States and it’s currently the second largest apple producing state in America. New York boasts 694 commercial orchards, generating 29.5 million bushels of annual production while curating the most diverse selection of apples in the country — many of which are iconic heirloom apples. Original Sin is proud to release its first canned cider on the market utilizing 100% New York State apples.
Original Sin Extra Dry Cider is a complex and well-balanced sessionable cider with 5.5% ABV. With its minimal residual sugar, Original Sin Extra Dry Cider appeals to seasoned cider aficionados seeking a drier pub-style alternative. An apple enthusiast in his own right, Gidon Coll (Founder of Original Sin) tested a wide range of New York apple varieties to develop a distinctive blend. Original Sin Extra Dry Cider includes Ida Red, MacIntosh, Jonagold, and several russeted apples.
Hard apple ciders are in the midst of a renaissance and New York State is now a hotbed with dozens of cideries releasing exceptional new products. A standout addition to Original Sin’s® portfolio, Original Sin Extra Dry Cider features the best locally sourced New York produce. Original Sin Extra Dry Cider celebrates Original Sin’s® 20 year venture as one of America’s foremost cider brands.
Original Sin Extra Dry Cider will be available as a 4-pack with 16oz cans (suggested retail price: $10.49). For up-to-date information on Original Sin, please visit the company’s website.
About Original Sin Cider
Established in 1996, Original Sin is one of the original modern-day U.S. cider companies. With a mere $5,000 in funding, founder Gidon Coll began making cider in Upstate New York and spent two years going bar to bar in New York City to develop his early market base. Today, Original Sin is still 100% independent and now distributed in 32 U.S. States, The United Kingdom, Hong Kong and Japan.
Original Sin started a New York State test orchard five years ago, which now features over 100 rare, cider and contemporary apple varieties. Each year, the company adds interesting and historically significant varieties to the Original Sin® orchard’s genetic pool.
Original Sin has garnered accolades from a diverse array of distinguished media outlets including Food & Wine, The New York Times, Business Week, The Tasting Table, and many others.