Review of Windfall Cider’s Jackpot. It is my first time trying anything from this cidery.
Cidery: Windfall Cider
Cidery Location: British Columbia, Canada
How Supplied: 473ml cans
Style: Canadian craft cider from dessert apples, dry
Availability: probably only in B.C. Canada, primarily in Vancouver (see here)
Cidery Description: Windfall is an urban cidery based in Vancouver. We believe in making your own luck, and we’re here to turn the world of cider on its head. We find the best BC apples, the purest juice, and experiment with old-world techniques to create a one-of-a-kind cider like you’ve probably never tasted before. Like a little sip of good fortune in every can.
Cider Description: You’ve hit the big one with this dry cider, balanced and crisp with a bit of sweetness, Jackpot is made from a premium blend of BC dessert apples with a hint of tropical fruit on the palate. Like a a little sip of good fortune in every can.
Price: ~ $4 CAN / 1 can ?
Where Bought: Victoria B.C. Canada
Where Drank: home
How Found: browsing, while on a cruise port stop
First Impression: Very light straw yellow hue. Low carbonation. Smells very mild, of dry tart apple.
Tasting Notes: On the sweeter side of dry. Light bodied. Moderate tartness and acidity. No bitterness, sourness, funk, or tannins. Notes of green apple and lemon with a hint of pineapple. Moderate tart finish. Low apple flavor and complexity. Low to moderate flavor intensity. High sessionability.
My Opinion: I thought this was average. Nothing wrong with average though, as everybody doesn’t like every cider. Plenty drinkable, but a bit bland, as expected for a dry cider made from dessert apples.
Most Similar to: Seattle Cider Dry, or a drier version of Far West Orchard Blend 1
Closing Notes: This is their flagship cider, and possibly the only one currently available, per their website.
Have you tried Windfall Jackpot? What did you think?