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Shacksbury Craft Cider Dry

Review: Dry by Shacksbury Craft Cider

Sweetness: Dry

ABV: 6.50%

Cider Maker’s Description

Fresh apples, handpicked from Sunrise Orchards (VT) and Dragon Orchard (UK). A blend of dessert and traditional bittersweet varieties. Slow fermented and aged over six months.


  • crystal clear, bright, light golden color


  • just the slightest hint of carbonation, not still


  • ripe red apple, hints of barnyard funkiness


  • ripe red apple, earthy, full flavored but not filling


  • light acidity, crisp


  • quick finish

Tasting Notes / General Impression

Sometimes this "job" is taxing on the palate.

Reviewer Notes


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Cidery Information

Shacksbury Craft Cider
Vergennes, VT

Matthew Ostrander
Matthew favors dry hard ciders with body and leans towards traditional English styles, and he’s also developed a serious appreciation for hopped ciders and creative flavor infused ciders. Though he prefers sweets in solid forms, he does enjoy semi-sweet to sweet ciders responsibly when the mood strikes. Learn more about our Chief Cider Curator here.