Apple season may be over, but Vermont-based Shacksbury has you covered in the meantime, with some of the most delicious ciders we’ve ever tried. And we’re crazy about their new Lo-Ball, a whiskey-influenced “citrus-y highball” sparkling cider that comes in a convenient 8-ounce can.
There’s no whiskey in Lo-Ball, but light aging in oak brings out tannins that give the cider a crisp, dry, slightly whiskey-esque feel. On top of that, they added a citrus tincture that adds another layer of complexity. And what else is in Lo-Ball, you might wonder? Nothing! No added sugar, colors, flavors, or anything that’s not supposed to be there. That’s why each 8-ounce serving of Lo-Ball has only 70 calories and 2 grams of sugar, with a not-too-weak and not-too-strong ABV of 4.8%.
Shacksbury has been making cider in the Champlain Valley of Vermont since 2013, and since then they’ve won plaudits from the Washington Post, Food & Wine, and USA Today, among others. Their ciders are a little taste of New England in a can — and way more appealing than the latest hard seltzer du jour. Once you’ve tried Lo-Ball and decided that you need to dive deeper into the Shacksbury line of ciders, visit their website: www.shacksbury.com