From the farm, to the cidery, to your doorstep, The Shacksbury Cider Club has all your cider needs covered with its easy subscription service.
It seems subscription boxes are all the rage these days. You can get curated boxes of everything from grooming products to dog toys to dress socks sent straight to your doorstep.
Instead of simply helping you accumulate more stuff, Shacksbury’s Cider Club will send you a selection of delicious ciders that are meant to be consumed and shared. Each quarter you have the option of receiving a 3- or 6-bottle shipment of ciders culled from small batch cideries. This is a great way to expand your general cider knowledge and palate, and an opportunity to taste brands not already distributed in your state. If you’re the entertaining type, these large-format bottles are perfect for parties and tasting clubs.
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Last quarter’s box included Shacksbury’s own Ticonderoga from its Barrel Reserve program. Ticonderoga is a dry, spicy cider aged in rye and madeira barrels with apples from Vermont and the United Kingdom. Packaged alongside it was a brisk, sparking cider from Spanish makers Petritegi and a vintage bottle of Chapel Pleck, a perry from Once Upon a Tree. The boxes are well packed and include information cards about the ciders and pairing suggestions.
In addition to receiving the cider deliveries, club members also get a 10% discount from Shacksbury for online or tasting room purchases, access to cellar sales, invitations to special events and the occasional surprise. Fifteen percent of the membership costs are put back into Shacksbury’s Lost Apple Project designed to revive the growth of cider-worthy apples in Vermont.
Shacksbury Cider Club memberships are only available in select US states. The club’s pricing is set at $55 per quarter for a three bottle shipment or $100 for a six bottle delivery, plus shipping. Gift subscriptions are available.