Broken Ladder's cider family has triplets
BC Tree Fruits launched its Broken Ladder brand of apple cider last year, it
made the intelligent decision to have winemaker Bertus Albertyn make the cider.
is one of the owners, and the winemaker, at Maverick Estate Winery (midway
between Oliver and Osoyoos). Trained in South Africa, Bertus is a very fine
turns out that he also is a fine cider maker.
Ladder is on the market this year with three ciders - two made with apples and
one with peaches. This year, the cans bear the signature of Bertus Albertyn.
bear the imprint of his style - the ciders are professionally faultless.
they are good value, selling for $10.99 (plus tax) for a four pack of 473 ml
Broken Ladder Apples
& Hops: By adding a
dash of hops to the flavour, the winemaker has added considerable complexity to
this crisp cider. The clean apple flavours have been enhanced with a note of
bitterness. This is the cider for IPA drinkers. 89.
Broken Ladder Apple: Crisply
dry and refreshing, this cider is bursting with fresh from the orchard
flavours. Good acidity gives this tangy cider a clean and lively finish. 90
Broken Ladder Pears: This
is a crisp and refreshing cider. It has aromas and flavours of pear, as one
would expect, with a hint of citrus to give it a tangy finish. The active
bubbles add to the lively texture and flavour. The finish is dry. 90.