Truly dry hard ciders have no sugar added and the classic English style only contains the juice from apples developed hundreds of years ago specifically for making hard cider. Extra dry cider photographed at Death Valley National Park.
The rare hard cider apples are so hard to find and expensive that Core Hero grows its own at Lopez Island.
Introducing Extra Dry Hard Cider, English Style
No sugar is added to Core Hero's truly dry hard cider. Some ciders claim to be dry when they add sugar but if you prefer a cider that's not sweet, then you'll probably like this classic English style.
This style is more difficult to handcraft because only rare UK apples, specifically developed for hard cider, are used and they're hard to find. That's why Core Hero planted a new orchard at Lopez Island.
It's all about the apples. The right blend of four kinds of UK apples makes extraordinary cider.
Bittersweet: low acid, high tannin
Bittersharp: high acid, high tannin
Sharp: high acid, low tannin
Sweet: low acid, low tannin
Core Hero orchards feature Brown Snout, Foxwhelp, Yarlington Mill, Kingston Black, Dabinett and Golden Russet apple varieties.