66 Pickup has a light blue and white label, complete with a tire track on it. It is packaged in a clear 750 ml resealable bottle that is reminiscent of an old-time whiskey bottle.
This off-dry cider has 7.1% alcohol, a light golden colour and very light carbonation. In fact so light that it goes flat as a tire in no time.
You will find a sweet apple flavour, full mouth feel and soft finish with hints of ripe pear. There is not a lot of aroma going on here. This cider is simple, but pleasant.
When I visited Hoity Toity Cellars, I was encouraged to blend this cider with pop to create a cocktail.
I really like the whimsical approach that Hoity Toity Cellars has taken. The labels are inviting and this cider is fun.
This cider shows reasonable structure when paired with light foods. Think rice, tacos, hummus and steamed vegetables.
The resealable bottle has a clear safety shrink.
It has been my experience when using this type of bottle that the seal is inconsistent. It is possible for carbonation to be lost over time or when the product reaches room temperature. Because of this, it is impossible to be certain what level of carbonation the cider maker intended.