J. K. Scrumpy
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What is "Organic Scrumpy"?
Yes, there are many different styles of cider. There are the Spanish Cidres, Normandy Cidres, German Apfelwien, and The English Farmhouse Ciders.
There are also many mass-produced apple-concentrate ciders.
I consider Orchard Gate Gold as a unique Artisan Michigan Farmhouse Cider, somewhere between English Scrumpy and a Normandy Cidre.
The bottom line is that it could not be made anyplace else. It is reliant on the soil and the climate. Open a bottle and decide for yourself!
After the harvest, we press our organic apples and allow them to slowly ferment for up to six months. We then carefully hand-fill and label each bottle and let it age for several weeks to properly condition.
There are only two ingredients in our Orchard Gate Gold: Juice and Yeast. No artificial flavors or colours and - of course - no sulfite nor preservatives of any kind.
This is all a very time consuming process, but it is tradition and it’s the right method for us to produce this old world drink for your enjoyment.
I strive to make the best cider possible using these old methods and the traditional family recipe. There will be slight variations from bottle to bottle and year to year. This is a natural product.
-Jim Koan, Almar Orchards