About Heritage Cider

About Heritage Cider
Heritage ciders are those made from heirloom and cider variety apples. These varieties are called sharps, sharp-sweets, bittersharps, and bittersweets. While these types of apples typically don't make for great snacking, their acidity and tannin content make for great cider. Heritage ciders can be both sweet or dry, and often have a wine-like flavor profile. Sugar and acid are often in harmonious balance, and there typically a slight astringency due to the tannic nature of the apples. Seek out these ciders and discover complex, traditional flavor profiles.

Top Picks for Heritage Cider

Two K Farms  2019 Russet Heritage Cider
93 points
$14
Best Buy
Emerald straw color. Herbal aromas of pecans, apricot, fresh mint, fennel, bee pollen, and aniseed with a lightly tannic, vibrant, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, refreshing, long tart green apple, ginger-spiced marmalade, hints of coconut, and tea finish. An enchanting and complex Cider that’s light on the palate while offering a lengthy finish; spicy, fruity, and satisfying.
93 points $14 Best Buy
Two K Farms  2019 Spitzenburg Heritage Cider
92 points
$14
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Silvery emerald straw color. Aromas and flavors of struck match, gooseberry, banana bread, osage orange, and avocado with a satiny, vibrant, effervescent, light body and an even, medium-length finish revealing nuances of baked green apples and caramel-drizzled nuts. A funky, fruity single varietal cider for the table; pair with funky cheeses topped with fruit compotes. Sauvignon Blanc lovers need apply.
92 points $14 Best Buy
Two K Farms  2019 Macoun Heritage Cider
91 points
$14
Best Buy
Silvery straw color. Interesting aromas of ground cherries, wild strawberries, Greek yogurt, and cola with a round, crisp, effervescent, dryish light-to-medium body and a smooth, amusing, medium-long candied lemon peel and ginger tea finish. A round, wonderfully balanced single-variety Cider with great food affinity and a lengthy finish.
91 points $14 Best Buy
Two K Farms  Old World Heritage Cider
80 points
$14
Pale straw color. Aromas of fresh linen, marshmallow, and roasted potato with a lightly tannic, shrill, spritzy, light-to-medium body and a warming, medium-long underripe fruit finish. A grippy, somewhat bitter Cider with funky aromas; a new one for the curious Cider drinker.