Two Blokes – Whiskey Cask (2018)

Cider Profile:

Name: Two Blokes – Whiskey Cask (2018)
Sampled February 2021

Brand: Two Blokes Cider
Type: Apple – Spirit barrel-aged
Location of Brewing: Port Perry, ON
ABV: 8.5%
Website Link:
Ingredients: N/A
Gluten Free: N/A
Sugar Content: N/A 

Size(s) available: 750ml (bottle)
Availability: Via Two Blokes Online Store
Flavour: Apple + whiskey
Colour: Transparent golden-yellow
Carbonation: Small bubbles on side of glass

Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Strong aroma. Sweet pulpy apple. Some astringent, oaky whiskey notes
Initial Taste: Light bite. Blend of apple notes (tannic and dessert) that is similar in strength to the whiskey barreling elements present.
After Taste: Apple dissipates leaving medium-strength whiskey elements. Smooth, somewhat long lingering with more oaky and woody notes emerging. Some smoky elements in the aftertaste.
On ice: Reduced overall flavour and harshness

Additional Notes: The Whiskey Cask by Two Blokes Cider is a barrel-aged cider which is not as strong (nor overpowering) like many others with a similar aging process.  It starts with blended apple and whiskey notes; where the apple dissipates into the aftertaste, and its left with somewhat dry and smooth whisky elements.  Balanced, pretty clean and smooth.  An easy entry to a barrel-aged cider while still holding classic Ontario apple elements. You get a lot of the whiskey flavour nuances, with only a bit of the astringency.

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 1.5
Sour – 2.5
Crisp – 4
Dry – 4
Fruity – 3

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – Shiny Cider – Hank’s Spiced Cider
More Sour – Loch Mor – Bootlegger (Whiskey)
More Dry – West Avenue – Barrett Fuller’s Secret
More Crisp – 

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