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Loch Mór Cider – Bootlegger (Rum)

Loch Mór Cider – Bootlegger (Rum)

Cider Profile:

Name:  Loch Mór Cider – Bootlegger (Rum)
Sampled June 2020

Brand: Loch Mór Cider Company (formerly Settlers Cider 2019)
Apple – Barrel-Aged
Location of Brewing: Hillier, ON
Website Link:
Gluten Free:
Sugar Content: N/A

Size(s) available: 500mL (bottle)
At Loch Mór Retail and Online Store
Apple + Rum
Hazy, golden-rod  yellow
Small, infrequent bubbles. Less on ice.

Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Strong aroma of golden-rum with some pulpy apple notes.
Initial Taste: Medium bite from carbonation and acidity.  Pungent and bold rum (just like having a shot of rum in it) that has some apple notes.  Some wood-like notes.
After Taste: Rum flavour dissipates but remains present in the back of the mouth.  Pulpy apple becomes more noticeable.
On ice: Drastically reduces flavour and rum-punch.

Additional Notes: Alongside its whisky counterpart, the Bootleg Series by Loch Mór offers a much stronger rum-based offering.  It’s bold, pungent and pops, with a lot of astringency just like a shot.  Slightly woody, it moves from golden-rum focused to pulpy apple.  Smoother on ice if it too much for you. A very rudimentary apple cider base.

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

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – Kings Mill – Ontario Mule
More Sour – Hard Way – Los Blanco (“dos”)
More Dry – West Ave – Bartlett’s Fuller Secret
More Crisp – FieldBird – Fledgings

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