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Review: Prohibition by Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse

Sweetness: Semi-Sweet

ABV: 12.50%

Cider Maker’s Description

Crafted with home-grown heritage apples, Rumrunner’s apples are hand-pressed using our traditional rack and cloth press, slowly fermented with Champagne yeast, then aged in rum-soaked bourbon barrels for a minimum of six months. Aromas of brown sugar and rum show the complexity of this semi-dry sparkling cider. Delicious cold, or mulled and heated with butter, Rumrunner pairs well with steak, Caribbean and Moroccan food.


  • crystal clear, bright, orange rose color


  • Full coverage of medium bubbles on pour that disappeared quickly, swirl produces a small patch of small bubbles


  • strawberries, chocolate, alcohol


  • molasses, rich apple forward, notes of rum


  • solid acidic bite, light tannins


  • long syrupy rum flavored finish

Tasting Notes / General Impression

One of my favorites. First tried this toward the end of an evening at The Northman, in Chicago, and reviewing it at home lives up to my memory of it from The Northman.

Reviewer Notes


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Cidery Information

Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse
Saanichton, BC

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.