This Basque cider is made using traditional Champagne methods, which is relatively uncommon in the cider world. It is dry with a nice fizz and aged for 12 months in the ‘Cava Tolare’ cellar
10. Best Basque Cider: Byhur Basque Sparkling Hard Cider
Produced in the heart of Texas, Austin Eastciders' seasonal cider is made from European bittersweet apples, American dessert apples and a seven-spice mixture.
9. Best Spiced Cider: Austin Eastciders Spiced Cider
Produced in Walden, N.Y., this cider is like biting into a freshly picked apple: it’s crisp, vibrant, and it keeps your palate salivating for more.
8. Most Accessible: Angry Orchard Hard Cider
This bright and balanced cider is produced in the U.K. and boasts just 9 grams of sugar. Refreshing, festive and certified organic, Samuel Smith’s Cider is perfect for sipping after a long day at work or at the park on a sunny weekend
7. Best Low-Sugar: Samuel Smith’s Organic Cider
Schilling is a craft cidery located in Seattle, Washington. Excelsior is a higher-ABV cider clocking in at 8.5% ABV, which amplifies both the alcohol content and the flavor.
6. Best Craft: Schilling Excelsior Imperial Apple
This tart and tasty pear cider is produced in Sweden from 100 percent European pears. The resulting drink is refreshing, palate-coating and downright delicious.
5. Best Pear Cider: Rekorderlig Pear Cider
This iconic rosé cider is produced in New York’s South Fork region. The pink-hued version of Wölffer’s cider is slightly sweeter than the white bottling,
4. Best Rosé Cider: Wölffer No. 139 Dry Rosé Cider
Blake’s Triple Jam is a blend of three different berries grown on the Michigan farm, It’s sweet but not overly so
3. Best Sweet: Blake’s Triple Jam
This bone dry cider is produced from 100 percent fresh-pressed apples in the heart of Sonoma. Almost Champagne-like, this juice is perfect for drinking at any time of day.
2. Best Dry: Golden State Mighty Dry Cider
Vermont’s Woodchuck Hard Cider is one of the originators of the category here in the US, and is celebrating 30 years of making cider this year. The amber is the flagship cider from Woodchuck