B-thar Lansd-in. Dublin. Republic Of Ireland. August 2010.
Crispin crash tackles cider. Hard.
Extra Stout Bodied Cider
With Irish Stout Yeast & Organic Molasses
The Crispin Cider Company (Crispin) tackles hard cider level with another new game-breaking cider, Crispin Lansdowne, a truly unique cider that uses apple-wine fermented with a classic Irish stout ale yeast and smoothed with organic molasses.
"Lansdowne is our homage to the sport of rugby, and in particular Irish rugby, whose legendary home the Lansdowne Road stadium was lost to us in 2007. It is a cider that reflects the values of rugby; uncompromising in attitude, large in character, built with teamwork and exhilarating to participate in." said Crispin CEO Joe Heron.
The first joint creation by the new hard scrummaging Crispin cider-making team of Head Cider Maker, Bruce Nissen and Ryan Aikens, Lansdowne kicks the cider house rules straight in to touch.
Extra Stout Bodied. Naturally fermented using a premium blend of fresh pressed apple juice, not from concentrate, and fermented with Irish stout ale yeast, Lansdowne is a rich brown color, with an ABV of 6.9%. It shows a slight hint of butterscotch, balanced by a subtle fruitiness and a slightly dry crisp finish with a uniquely full and buttery mouth feel.
Lansdowne never strays off-sides and is uncorrupted by added malt, spirit or grape alcohols, and is free of colorants, sorbate and benzoate preservatives.
Artisanal Reserve. A small batch, hand-crafted, super-premium hard apple cider, Lansdowne is smoothed with pure organic molasses, and a kiss of organic honey, for a sustained buttery mouth-feel and a surprising fresh friskiness on the palate. Lansdowne is vinted to a 6.9 percent ABV for an extra stout body, yet remains exceptionally easy to drink from the first crisp sip to the last drop.
Cloudy Hard Cider. The embodiment of artisanal style, Lansdowne is unfiltered, and discerning drinkers will find residual apple wine sediment in each bottle for a rich full-bodied flavor that's true to the apple & yeast and good to the last drop. Give a full Bottoms-Up! tilt & swirl to disperse the apple-wine sediment evenly and to ensure an even taste profile through the entire bottle.
"We set out to redefine cider, to stretch the boundaries again, and to fulfill our ambition of continuing to bring new, interesting, completely different ciders to market, whilst remaining true to our ethos of not sacrificing drinkability for overbearing complexity," says Bruce Nissen, Crispin COO and Head Cider-maker. "The addition of Ryan Aikens' gifts to our cider-making arsenal also added a refreshing fizz and vibrancy to our natural invention and sense of adventure".
In addition to Landowne Artisanal Reserve Cloudy Hard Cider, the Crispin Cider Company also produces European-style Natural Hard Apple Ciders in Original, Light and Brut varietals, and additional Artisanal Reserves - Honey Crisp & The Saint. The company also manufacturers and markets the Fox Barrel line of superior fruit flavored ciders - Pear, Black Currant. The company is based in Minneapolis, MN & Colfax CA. www.CrispinOverIce.com & www.FoxBarrel.com
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