Our 10 Top Dry (Cider) January Picks

By: Erin James

Well, well, well. We’re halfway through Dry January, which can mean less alcohol to some people and more dry cider to others. We, of course, are talking about the latter: Dry Cider January, the American Cider Association’s month-long campaign to promote ciders containing 0 grams of sugar.

“The brain has a hard time distinguishing fruity from sweet,” says Michelle McGrath, the American Cider Association’s executive director, in a recent press release. “Many ciders with absolutely no sugar in them can still be fruit forward. You’ll find there are a multitude of dry ciders available when you start seeking them.”

While a full list of ciders can be found here, we opted to seek our own selection. Check out our list of top 10 dry ciders to sip this Dry January.

Champlain Orchards Kingston Dry

This Vermont cidery went as far to label their cider as “bone dry.” Kingston Dry is a shout out to the orchards’ Jamaican horticulture crew, giving them the credit for making the orchard what it is today. Also featuring the Kingston Black apple and a number of heirloom varieties grown on site, the cider is sharp yet smooth, full bodied and apple forward.

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