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Gypsy Circus Cider Puppetmaster Marionette

Review: Puppetmaster Marionette by Gypsy Circus Cider

Review Date: June 7, 2019

Sweetness: Dry

ABV: 6.20%

Cider Maker’s Description

The Puppet Master series are all aged over 3 months in barrels providing a long rich finish. The Marionette marries together fresh Tennessee Cider and Tennessee Whiskey barrels for a true taste of Tennessee.

The Marionette is a blend of late season apple varieties slowly fermented then aged for over 3 months in Tennessee Whiskey Oak Barrels, Butterscotch nose and a long rich finish.

This winter apple cider is a blend of late season apple varieties slowly fermented then aged in Tennessee Whiskey Oak Barrels for over 3 months. This mature cider has a butterscotch nose with notes of vanilla, caramel and charred American Oak with a rich finish.


  • light golden, clear, bright, became hazy and dull as I progressed through the bottle


  • fizzy but not frothy


  • bourbon, oak, vanilla


  • oaky, vanilla, bourbon, hints of cherry


  • light astringency, light to moderate acid


  • quick, oaky

Tasting Notes / General Impression

Nothing more to add at this time… we might order another round.

Reviewer Notes


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Cidery Information

Gypsy Circus Cider
Kingsport, TN

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.