I have been contemplating trying out a few small production or even Spanish Ciders (not perries).
The problem is that I have no idea how old a bottle sold via the Internet is.* Apple Cider does “go bad” like beer, right? I imagine that some may be able to age (much as some beers do). I have no clue of what I need to look out for in my search.
I do know that I would prefer an off-dry or dry/brut style, with no hops added. I don’t know if the oak aged/fermented ones would be of my taste or not. I guess I am looking for a Cider equivalent of Vino Verde or stainless steel dry/off-dry Riesling.
*Most domestic craft Cider producers do not ship to Louisiana.