Hyssop is an ancient herb related to mint. Its flavour is lively liquorice and the wild bees by the cidery really love it!
We do too. Ostara Hyssop is a cider aged on golden plums for 8 months, with hyssop we grew organically, just behind the cidery.
What's it like? Your first whiff is punchy Twizzlers. The Hyssop flowers play well with the bright plum acidity, bringing to mind visions of licorice rhubarb tarts made by your favourite grandma. The acidity here is high.
It's punchy and beautifully floral. And if you love licorice, you're really gunna love this.
6.6% ABV | 750mL
Ingredients: Apples, plums, anise hyssop. Gluten free.
Wild ferment. Zero added sugar.
*Ostara is our name for a series of ciders pairing golden plums and flowers. Each blend is a 3 year project. In this one, the apples were harvested in 2019, plums in 2020, and we harvested the organic Hyssop in the spring of 2021.
$500 from this release was donated to the Black Business and Professional Association (the BBPA).
The BBPA is a non-profit, charitable organization that addresses equity and opportunity for the Black community in business, employment, education and economic development.