Single varietal cider. Arkansas Black is one of the most beloved apples of cider enthusiasts as it contains a little more tannin than most dessert apples and makes a very balanced cider. This batch is barrel-fermented and barrel-aged for three months in French oak that previously held red wine. Flavors of orange peel, nutmeg and vanilla with a soft and dry finish.
Alcohol by volume: 7.2%
Apples: Arkansas Black from Santa Barbara County
Pairings: Szechan turnip cakes (actually made with radish), lamb ragout, truffle cheese, a pool and a hammock
A cidery that’s 100% co-founded and run by women. There are only two employees, the co-owners Morgan Murphy and Maggie Przybylski, a couple based in San Luis Obispo, a small city on California’s Central Coast. Together, they are Two Broads Ciderworks, a small-batch, agriculture-driven cidery founded in 2015.