By Leesy Latronica
Michigan meets Saskatchewan, Canada in this lovechild of international terroir from J.K.’s Scrumpy Cider. At its Almar Orchards base, J.K.’s marries fresh-pressed Saskatoon apples (the undercover star of the Canadian prairie land) with Michigan’s very own family-grown cider apples for each batch of this natural farmhouse-style “cider that knows no borders.” Labeled a “cuvée” for its reserve wine-like blending and production process, the result entices with an initial sweet applesauce aroma.
In the glass, Northern Neighbour stands out for its dark amber honey hue. Notice the thin yet lingering head form around the edges, providing a smooth texture on the lips, yeasty like a lager. Earthy apple flavor is semi-sweet upfront, but finishes dry with mind tannins on the tongue.
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