The Cider Crate

Archibald – Hard Currant Cider

Archibald – Hard Currant Cider

Cider Profile:

Name: Archibald’s Hard Currant Sparkling Cider
Sampled April 2018

Brand: Archibald’s Estate Winery
Flavoured – Currant
Location of Brewing:
Bowmanville, ON
Website Link:
Gluten Free:
Sugar Content: N/A

Size(s) available: 750mL (bottle)
Retail store + online
Apple + Currant
Deep ruby-red with a rust sheen
Small frequently streaming bubbles


Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Strong aroma of fresh currant juice. Some mustiness and earthiness
Initial Taste: Mild sensation from acidity. Quickly tangy. Strong currant flavour that is juicy in nature.
After Taste: Currant flavour remains strong but becomes more dry. Sour apples make a short appearance. Finishes dry but with some juicy elements remaining.
On ice: Flavour remains the same but on ice it is less dry (less wine like) and tangy – with it becoming even more juicy in feel and taste.

Additional Notes: Archibald’s Hard Currant Cider is a boldly flavoured drink, starting more as an acidic and tangy juice; while finishing more like a dry wine. A very fruit-forward cider, it delivers on a strong and pure currant flavour – with mild apple flavours appearing. The currants make the drink a unique tart-dry finish. You can tell it’s from a fruit winery as opposed to a more traditional white grape winery as it is very fruity in composure.

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 3.5
Sour – 3
Crisp – 2
Dry – 4
Fruity – 4.5

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – 401 Cidery – Black Currant
More Sour – Clafeld – Framboise Raspberry Cider
More Dry – Blueberry Hill Estates – The Fighter Cider
More Crisp – Ernest Rubee Cider

Links to Other Stories
Links to Pairings
Links to Cocktails
Links to Comparisons


Post navigation

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. has expired

AXC Domain Registry has expired

Because of this, the existing content of your website is not showing. If you are the registrant of this domain name and want to continue the use of your website, please contact the company where you registered this domain name to renew it.

If you do not renew this domain name, it will eventually become available for registration by anyone.

AXC Domain Registry