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  • Description
    This is the 2018, Third Reserve Batch of Oaky Dody. After primary fermentation, the cider is racked into freshly dumped Kentucky Bourbon Barrels where the unique flavor of the Bourbon is added to the cider. Prior to bottling, the cider is aged for a number of months to allow the higher alcohol content to mellow.
  • Cider Blend
    Apple Varieties:

    37% Red Staymen
    31% Golden Delicious
    14% Jonagold
    10% Northern Spy
    Other Ingredients:

    5% Maple Syrup
    Premier Cuvee Yeast
  • Awards
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    Reserve Batch 03 (Currenty Available)
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    Reserve Batch 02
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    Reserve Batch 01
  • Tasting Notes
    Oaky Dody is a still, dry cider with a complex flavor. Apple flavor is subtle beneath the bourbon and oak overtones. Light caramel undertones come from the bourbon and maple.
  • Patriots' Story
    In 1620, Joseph Doty’s great-grandfather, Edward Planter Doty, had arrived on the Mayflower as an indentured servant. In 1769, as a private in the NYC Militia, Joseph relocated from Oyster Bay to Rensselaer County, looking for land and opportunity. Here, he rose to prominence as a local blacksmith and barrel cooper.
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  • Description
    Smoky Dody is the Fourth Reserve Batch in the Oak Spirits Collection. This is a truly unique blend that will appeal to not only lovers of Islay Scotch, but anyone who likes a good bar-b-que. Smoky Dody is racked into freshly dumped Laphroaig® Barrels. These barrels are the most richly pleated barrels available on the market and impart a unique smoky flavor that cannot be achieved in any other way. If you are looking for a truly unique cider, Smoky Dody creates a unique niche among American Ciders.
  • Cider Blend
    Apple Varieties:

    41% Red Staymen
    41% Northern Spy
    10% Jonagold
    Other Ingredients:

    4% Maple Syrup
    Premier Cuvee Yeast
  • Awards
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    Reserve Batch 06 (Currenty Available)
  • Tasting Notes
    Smoky Dody is a still dry cider with a smoky scotch flavor. Apple flavor is very subtle with undertones of oak and maple breaking through the smoke.
  • Patriots' Story
    Leading up to the Revolutionary War, Joseph Doty was a prominent blacksmith and barrel cooper in Rensselaer County, NY. During this time period, clothes, houses and streets all carried the scent of smoke, especially for a blacksmith. Smoky Dody hints of enjoying a mug of hard cider in front of a traditional hearth.
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  • Description
    Patriots' Cider is the Fifth Reserve Batch in the Oak Spirits Collection. This is a truly Colonial cider made from fresh apples and maple syrup and aged in freshly dumped Caribbean Rum Barrels. The Rum flavor is more subtle than the other varieties of bourbon and scotch barrels, but blends well with apple flavor of the base cider. This cider has a slightly higher acid content and a more full flavor from the tannin in the Harry Masters Jersey apples.
  • Cider Blend
    Apple Varieties:

    34% Red Staymen
    29% Golden Delicious
    13% Jonagold
    10% Northern Spy
    9% Harry Masters Jersey
    Other Ingredients:

    5% Maple Syrup
    Premier Cuvee Yeast
  • Awards
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    Reserve Batch 05 (Currenty Available)
  • Tasting Notes
    Patriots' Cider with Maple has a subtle Rum flavor blended with a more flavorful apple tart. Light carmel undertones come from the maple addition.
  • Patriots' Story
    Prior to the Revolutionary War, Cider and Rum were the most common colonial beverages. Caribbean Rum was preferred but with over 140 domestic Rum distilleries, American Rum was cheap. It was common for early Patriots to ferment juice in used Rum casks to enhance the taste of their most favorite drink - CIDER!
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  • Description
    An Doras is the Sixth Reserve Batch in the Oak Spirits Collection. "An Doras" is Scots Gaelic for the Founder's name: LaPorte (meaning "The Door"). After Primary Fermentation, the cider is racked into freshly dumped Speyside Single Malt barrels from Scotland. This cider has the strongest overtones of Scotch Whiskey in the Oak Spirits Collection. This cider begs the drinker to enjoy a fine cigar alongside the ice cold mug of refreshment.
  • Cider Blend
    Apple Varieties:

    35% Red Staymen
    35% Northern Spy
    13% Harry Masters Jersey
    10% Jonagold
    Other Ingredients:

    7% Maple Syrup
    Premier Cuvee Yeast
  • Awards
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    Reserve Batch 06 (Currenty Available)
  • Tasting Notes
    An Doras is a still, dry cider with strong scotch flavor. A good base taste of apple with undertones of vanilla and caramel resulting from the barrel and maple.
  • Patriots' Story
    After the Revolutionary War, Whiskey overtook Rum as the drink of choice. Because of British embargos, molasses was a rare comodity. Colonist turned to Whiskey as they sought a drink free from English connections. These new whiskey makers were the Scottish Patriots that had adopted a new American identity.
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  • Description
    The Disturbance is a combination of a 20% wild ferment and an 80% inoculated ferment. The result is a natural cider with a seriously sour presentation not unlike a tart lemonade. The majority of the cider was inoculated with Monastery Ale yeast and blended with a wild fermented Golden Russet/Ashmead Kernel blend. The resulting cider is in the Spanish style that is smooth, yet tart in mouthfeel.
  • Cider Blend
    Apple Varieties:

    36% Red Staymen
    25% Northern Spy
    13% Baldwin
    10% Ashmead Kernel
    10% Golden Russet
    4% Harry Masters Jersey
    2% Golden Delicious
    Other Ingredients:

    Natural Wild Yeast
    Monestary Ale Yeast
  • Awards
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    2018 Reserve Batch (Currenty Available)
  • Tasting Notes
    The Disturbance is a dry cider that is rustic and tart. Served best when poured from some height into a glass over crushed ice. Goes well on a hot summer day or served with higher fat foods.
  • Patriots' Story
    In 1684, eighth Great-Grandfather, Lieut. Philip Smith, was “murdered with an hideous witchcraft” in Hadley, MA. Mary Webster was wrongly accused to be the witch, hung by the town and buried in the snow. Mary survived, lived a long life and was known as HALF-HANGED MARY. Rev. Cotton Mather recorded the event and called the matter “the disturbance.”
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  • Description
    Cidre de la Porte pays tribute to our French and Canadian Ancestry that emigrated to the US from New France under the name LaPorte dit Sorel. After Primary Fermentation, the cider is racked into freshly dumped Portuguese Ruby Port Barrels. The final cider picks up the wine flavor of the Ruby Port while remaining in the dry category. At 10% Alcohol by Volume, this cider is very smooth and has slightly less alcohol content than the Oak Spirits Collection.
  • Cider Blend
    Apple Varieties:

    38% Red Staymen
    32% Golden Delicious
    13% Jonagold
    11% Northern Spy
    Other Ingredients:

    6% Maple Syrup
    Premier Cuvee Yeast
  • Awards
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    2018 Reserve Batch (Available Soon)
  • Tasting Notes
    Cidre de la Porte is a slightly petillant cider with red wine finish. This cider carries a higher acid content and will be enjoyed by the typical wine lover looking for a new twist.
  • Patriots' Story
    Our Sorel-dit-LaPorte lineage arrived in New France in the late 1600’s and emmigrated over the generations along the Montreal to Albany corridor to our current Cidery location shown as Schaticook in the southeast corner of this Louis Brion de la Tour map of 1777. We honor our French and Canadian ancestry with our Cidre de la Porte.