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Beaver Valley Flagship Cider

5
Beaver Valley Flagship Cider

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This amazing cider has fresh clean apple aromas with hints of vanilla and spice. The wonderful aromas continue through to the flavour delivering bright, crisp apples, mixed citrus and notes of vanilla and spice.

There are tiny streaming bubbles, a straw colour, and crisp well balanced finish.

This unsweetened, unfiltered, unpasturized cider has 7% alcohol and is available in distinctive and elegant 500 and 750 ml bottles.

A lot of attention was paid to the details, from a high quality stainless steel crown cap, to an attractive, artistic, upscale label. This cider would make an excellent gift that does not require wrapping.

I highly recommend you visit the Beaver Valley Cidery and pick up several bottles. If you like high quality dry sparkling wine, you will love this cider.

Nightcap

4
Nightcap

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Nightcap has a very light straw colour. It is elegant and smooth with forward aromas and flavours of apple, vanilla and spice with a touch of sweetness.

Made from Macintosh apples, it has a long, pleasing, mixed citrus finish that stays in your mouth for several minutes while the naturally produced 19% alcohol warms your sole.

Nightcap definitely earns its name and its place in your wine collection. I highly recommend this wine for those that appreciate the finer things in life.

This wine is packaged in a resealable 375 ml bottle. Don't be afraid to keep several on hand as this style can be held for many years.

Stair's Pear Brandy

5
Stair's Pear Brandy

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Stair's Pears originated in England and are known as the Bartlett Pear in Canada. The same fruit is also known as the Williams Pear and is used to create some of the most aromatic brandies in the world.

This brandy was made from 100% B.C. Bartlett Pears that were slowly fermented, then triple distilled in a copper pot still, 200 litres at a time. The brandy was then blending and aged in French oak barrels for over 6 years.

Stair's Pear Brandy has a light golden colour and generous aromas of fresh crushed pears with smoky undertones. This rich fruit aroma is a true sign of a well made brandy.

Smokey oak penetrates the amazingly intense pear flavours creating balance and structure. This luscious brandy has a long finish and very well rounded mouth feel that keeps the smoky pear flavour in your mouth for several minutes after each sip.