Washington Cider Week Wants to Put Its Stuff in Your Mouth
David White, founder of Olympia's Whitewood Cider, doesn't have his own orchard—he buys his apples from nearby—but he's a hardcore cidermaker who was key in founding the Northwest Cider Association. His ciders have good acid and a nice spice. My favorite, the Northland Traditional cider, tastes baroque. It's a medium-dry, European-style cider whose appley flavor spreads across the tongue in tendrils, followed by a honeyed finish that lingers. It's like a goddamn electric symphony playing in your mouth, and you should BYOBabyback ribs.