New Beer (Cider) Blog Woodchuck Hard Cider Private Reserve Barrel Select


In this cider blog, we are going to get into our third cider on this blog and from Woodchuck.  It is their Private Reserve Series Barrel Select.  If you read my earlier cider blog post on this brewery, you know the history of Woodchuck Hard Cider.  If you have not read those post, please, read them to get to know Woodchuck Cider.  Let us get into the cider.

It has a clear copper color without a head on it.  The smell is apple, cider, bourbon, and a slight smoky notes.  The taste has a cider to apple notes with a bourbon oak notes.  The aftertaste bourbon cider notes.  It is pretty drinkable beer.

Here is a desecration from their website (

Barrel Select

This ultra-limited cider manages to combine the sweet and crisp taste of apple cider with smoky and dry flavors of Kentucky Bourbon. Woodchuck Cider is awesome, Kentucky Bourbon is awesome. Match made in heaven? We think so.

Here is their website and twitter addresses:


Twitter:  @WoodchuckCider

In closing, I love my barrel age and bourbon barrel age beers.  I had to try a cider that was aged in a bourbon barrel.  I have to say I am pretty impressed.  It is not overly sweet but enough to say it is a cider.  The bourbon cuts through the cider and adds some nice notes to the cider.  I will have to add this to my regular line up beers just give me a nice twist in my beer drinking.  Woodchuck Hard Cider has reach their goal in my view-point on this cider  What I am trying to get at, they give the beer and craft beer drinker something else.  This cider is on that list.  I highly recommend this cider.  Go get some!  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it!  \m/


Bill DJ Weiser


Twitter:  @djweiser

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