Refreshing Hard Cider Starts with Freshly Pressed Local Apples Core Hero hard ciders are locally (Edmonds, Washington) handcrafted in small batches with apples originally developed in England in the 1700s. Now, these heritage apples are grown at Lopez Island and Edmonds orchards. The rare apples contain tannins, acids, aromas and flavors you won't find in ordinary grocery store apples. Core Hero does not use bulk concentrate juice, added water, glucose syrup, imported juice, high fructose corn syrup, artificial colors or preservatives. Taste the difference.