Whitewood Cider is the South Puget Sound's first craft cidery. Officially we are a nano cider and can be hard to locate. Fear not as you'll be able to find us at the finest bottles shops as well pubs and and restaurants that are the most dedicated to locally made craft cider.
Too often the word traditional is haphazardly thrown around when it comes to making cider. At Whitewood Cider Company we make hard cider seasonally, as traditional as it gets, just as cider has always been made.
- We pick and press apples in the Autumn as they are ripe and properly sweated out to produce the thickest richest juices possible.
- Our ciders ferment slow all throughout the Winter at the cold ambient temperatures of South Puget Sound
- We rack and blend our ciders in the late Winter and early Spring.
- Curing the late Spring after the ciders have had ample time torest and mature, we rack our cider once more and begin bottling and kegging.
When it comes to apple selection and cidermaking we have a "no compromise" approach. We believe cidermaking is an art and that the best fruit and the best practices yield the best cider possible.
David White (a.k.a. Oldtimeydave)
Dave is the head virtual orchard keep at Old Time Cider and the co-owner of Washington's latest craft cidery Whitewood Cider Co. He is a third generation Washingtonian and began his journey with cider around the year 1999-2000 with one of the earliest Washington craft ciders and hasn't looked back since.
Dave is a Seattle Central Community College and former Evergreen State College student. He spends his time these days as an in-house graphic designer at Espresso Parts in Olympia where he is a 11 year veteran of the plus specialty coffee industry.
In 2007 inspired by specialty coffee's "third wave" and use of the internet and social media to promote and educate consumers about coffee, he began the Old Time Cider blog to evangelize and promote cider and the North American Cider Map to help folks find it.
Determined to one day make cider, in 2008 Dave attended Peter Mitchell's Cider Practices and Principles course at the WSU Experimental Ag station in Mount Vernon.
Dave is also a founding member and current President of the Northwest Cider Association, he is a 2 time Franklin County Cider Days attendee, a lead judge for the inaugural Portland International Cider Competition (PICC), a 3 time judge, 2 time best of show judge at the Great Lakes Cider & Perry Competition (GLINTCAP).
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