Chocorua Cider Rye

Our 2 year old rye whiskey is commingled with fresh pressed New Hampshire apple cider and rested in rye barrels. Largely considered a ‘northern grain,’ rye tends to be a little hardier and robust in flavor than bourbon. This graininess and zest plays very well with the sweet and fruity apple.

The nose is that of a fruit turnover – warm, earthy grain mixed with baked apple. There are hints of grassy rye, along with some cherry aroma gained from the rye and fruit combo. The head space gives way to more raisin bread and cinnamon characteristics. The first sip brings with it the taste of caramel covered apple. There is an apricot flavor mid-palatte. Stonefruit and acidity extend to a medium finish.

Apple of my Rye

2 oz Chocorua Cider Rye
½ oz AITA Chicory
½ oz lemon juice
1/8 tsp smoked paprika
1/8 tsp ground cardamom
Top with hard cider
Mint sprig and apple slice garnish

Shake all ingredients except for hard cider in a shaker with ice. Strain over crushed ice in an oversized rocks glass. Top with hard cider, then garnish with mint and apple slice.

Hot Cider Toddy

2 oz Chocorua Cider Rye
1 tbsp honey
2 tsp lemon juice
1/4 cup hot water
Lemon garnish

Combine Cider Rye, honey, and lemon juice in a mug. Top off with hot water and stir until honey is dissolved. Garnish with lemon.

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