Introducing Wassail – Get to Know Our 2014 Winter Seasonal
With December and the Holidays just around the corner, we are thrilled to announce the upcoming release of our winter seasonal, Wassail!
Wassail is a winter warming cider that embodies the tradition of drinking and singing to the health of the orchard. This 14% abv apple cider, spiced with orange peel and cloves will keep you warm all night long.
“Here’s to thee, old apple-tree,
Whence thou may’st bud, and whence thou may’st blow,
And whence thou may’st bear apples enow
Hats full! caps full!
And my pockets full, too, huzza!”
Get to know Wassail
Waes Hail! To your health! Spiced with orange peel and cloves, our Wassail spiced cider harkens back to the wassailing tradition of drinking spiced cider and singing to the apple orchard. This scared away evil spirits to ensure a bountiful harvest. Raise a glass of Wassail to good health, a good harvest, and good cider!
The Story Behind Wassail:
Sea Cider’s owner Kristen was inspired to create a traditional winter warming cider that embodied all the traditional Wassail characteristics and leant itself to the traditions of wassailing. Wassailing refers to drinking and singing to the health of an orchard. An ancient practice from southern England that’s still performed at Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse today. The purpose of wassailing is to awaken the cider apple trees and scare away evil spirits ensuring a good harvest. Wassailing also refers to the tradition of raising a glass with good friends and neighbours in celebration of the season.
Appearance: Rich amber, gently effervescent
Aromas, flavours: Candied orange peel, caramel apple, hints of clove, cinnamon and nutmeg
Acid/sweetness: Semi-sweet, good acid balance
Mouthfeel: Smooth, long finish
Expect to see Wassail hitting the shelves of your favourite premium liquor stores December 1st!