Behind the Bottle:
South Hill Cider Pommeau
In our current March/April 2015 issue, Amelia Sauter sits down with Steve Selin, owner of South Hill Cider, to dig up some information about the latest addition to his lineup of hard ciders: Pommeau, an apple spirit.
South Hill Cider began production in the fall of 2014 with the most recent wave of Finger Lakes cideries. Pommeau is its newest product and the first of its kind in the Finger Lakes. It’s a traditional French spirit made by fermenting apple juice into hard cider, distilling it into brandy and then mixing 1/3 of that brandy with fresh-pressed cider to get a 20-percent alcohol-by-volume spirit.
For more information about Pommeau, read our interview with Selin in the latest issue of Edible Finger Lakes, available at these businesses!