Vermont Cider Co. released its first entrant into the ultra-premium hard cider segment: Addison, a year-round style. Named for Addison County, where it is produced, Addison is crafted from 100 percent fresh-pressed juice sourced only from Vermont and Northeastern orchards. The semi-dry cider was formulated using premium yeasts and longer, cooler fermentations to capture and promote the apple flavors, the company says. At 5 percent alcohol by volume, Addison is packaged in 12-ounce bottles available in six-packs or 16-ounce cans available in four-packs. Each pack will retail for $10.99 and initially will be exclusive to the Northeast.
Vermont Cider Co., Middlebury, Vt.
Distribution: Select markets