The third cider released in the Woodchuck Cellar Series line, Chocolate is on store shelves now, just in time for Valentine’s Day.
Woodchuck’s original small batch hard cider, featuring Vermont culinary apple varieties such as Macintosh and late season Northern Spy, was aged with crushed cocao beans. Cocao beans, or nibs, are the starting point from which chocolate is produced. The infusion of the cocao nibs bring notes of artisan chocolate throughout the nose and taste of the cider. A hint of caramel accompanies the dry finish, as does a full apple flavor.
Cellar Series Chocolate is pasteurized and featured in a 22oz bottle. Alcohol by volume (ABV) is 6.9 percent. It is shipping now nationwide and will be on store shelves through February. Suggested retail for a 22oz bottle is $4.99.