There is something oppressive about the apple, put there in your lunch box as a kid while you jealously watch others have Tiny Teddies or Milky Ways.
Apples are there with you through your life, in lunch rooms in the workplace wherever western civilization is the apple is. I have never been excited in my life to have an apple, it’s the filler of foods the uninspiring commonality and it’s supposed to be good for you!
So I guess it shouldn’t be a big surprise that so many apple ciders are just as uninspiring to drink, most try to get away with being like an alcho-pop which are very alcoholic and give a hangover equivalent to one really bad bottle of $8 wine.
However every now and then a cider rises above the other, James Squire orchard crush is one of these.
Looking at this label, I would never in my life have guessed this was the cider to end all ciders.
The label makes me think ‘Coles supermarket fresh food people’ and it very nearly made me miss this cider altogether. However the quality of James Squire brand spoke for the quality of the cider.
The first thing that separates this cider from many others is it’s cloudyness. It’s milky and the apple flavours permeate throughout the drink giving it many complex flavours.
The cider flavour has a crisp delicate sharp edge, it is spicy sometimes pear like but never so much that the pear takes over.
It is super refreshing, and I felt pretty overwhelmed by just complex this cider was.
This is a premium cider, if you are a cider lover I would suggest you get your hands on as much of this as you can.