Our love of cider was born out of our travels to England, Italy, and Ireland, where cidermaking has been a lifestyle for centuries. Once back in the States, we began searching for traditional old-world style artisan ciders. Unfortunately, our search ended up empty handed. We found hundreds of craft beers, hundreds of fine wines, and hundreds of top shelf spirits, but zero premium cider options. It was a gap which we were driven to fill.
Our goal is the make the best cider we can, and that always starts with the apples. We started our cider making in great state of Texas, but our our philosophy evolved to keep the shortest distance between orchard and bottle. The best apples in the country come from the northern American parallels, so we decided to make the best cider we could, we need to move as close as we could to the source of the best apples on the planet.
The Western border of Vermont, just east of Lake Champlain, grows the finest cider apples in the country. We hand-pick, crush, ferment, filter, and bottle our ciders in the most state-of-the-art craft cidery in the world. With custom made stainless steel tank systems, pomace filtration, and delicate handling to keep every ounce of the juices integrity and nutritional purity for our ciders.
A true "Renaissance" is the only word to genuinely describe the world of artisan ciders in the United States today. The time has come for the original American drink to be treasured once again. It brings us all pride and pleasure to bring you Leprechaun Premium Hard Ciders.