On Dec. 12, Walker Fanning will officially launch Hidden Cave Cidery, currently housed within and financially supported by Old Sugar Distillery. The launch party is set to feature his main three herbal ciders, as well as a cider made with Cascade hops and a “mystery flavor” he’ll reveal that day.
Fanning sources still, fresh-pressed cider blends from Ski Hi Fruit Farm in Baraboo, Kickapoo Orchard in Gays Mills and Apple Barn’s orchard in Eklhorn.
He then ferments the juice into cider and adds herbal, floral flavors, like juniper, rose and hibiscus, plus some honey for sweetness. Hidden Cave’s semi-dry ciders are currently available only in kegs, though Fanning is already imagining designs for cans.