About Andy's Original Reviews

About Andy's Original Reviews

Having been in the beverage alcohol business since 1986, I have had extensive experience writing tasting notes, back label copy and other educational materials. Additionally I’ve always wanted to write about my tasting experiences.

I do not write about everything out there. Instead I write about those creations that I feel are unique and interesting taking the perspective of both educator and reviewer.

Food and beverage writers give your their impressions and opinions about the products they review. Ultimately it is up to you to decide what you like. So after reading what I write, take the time to try the craft creations I review and judge for yourself. If you agree with me, then you will know that you will likely enjoy the same ciders, fruit wines, meads and spirits I do. But don’t be worried if you don’t.

Beverage alcohol, by its nature, creates a very personal experience based on many factors. It is as much chemistry with your body as it is quality of product. These creations will always taste better when you are having a good time. Aromas and flavours are also affected by the foods you are eating with them. That is why I mention food pairings with each review.

My reviews are honest and opinionated. I tell you like it is with an educational twist. I hope you enjoy reading my reviews and enjoy trying the ciders for yourself.

Also be aware that you may find a craft cider review on this site for a brand that has become mass produced since being reviewed. I like to call this going over to the dark side. So do check label and use your best judgement.

If you are a producer and would like me review your products, please let me know. http://saltspringcider.ca/send-us-your-samples