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Bombshell Hard Cider, Red Jacket Orchards collab to launch new cider series

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Bombshell Hard Cider, a subsidiary of Three Brothers Wineries, is set to launch a new Premium Cider Series in collaboration with Red Jacket Orchards. This partnership highlights the art of cidermaking, featuring the use of quality ingredients and adherence to high craftsmanship standards. The collaboration will focus on releasing ciders made from distinct apple varieties, each meant to express unique flavors.


The first cider in the series, crafted with Gold Rush apples, is already available for tasting and purchase. Brian Nicholson, Red Jacket President & CEO, notes that sweet-tart apples like Gold Rush offer a complex flavor profile, adding depth to the hard cider. The next releases will feature Granny Smith in July, followed by Fuji in the fall.

Three Brothers Wineries’ Head Wine and Cider Maker, Aaron Roisen, and VP of Production, Justin Paolicelli, initiated the collaboration after pondering the lack of focus on specific apple varieties in cider production. Red Jacket Orchards, a family-run business known for cold-pressing juice for over 65 years, was a natural partner for the project. The Premium Bombshell series can be found in the Three Brothers Wineries & Estates tasting room, online, and in select regional beverage stores.