Let’s get one thing straight: New York Cider Company’s SMOKEHOUSE #2 does not taste smoky. This sparkling cider gets its name from a legendary seedling discovered in the 1800s growing next to the smokehouse of one William Gibbons of Lampeter Township, Pennsylvania. Like smokehouses themselves, Smokehouse apples are relatively rare these days. They are worth seeking out because they play so nicely with the Rhode Island Greenings and Northern Spies in this blend. These old American apples make for a hard cider that, with the help of wild fermentation and bottle conditioning, tastes at once dry and fruity. Enjoy cool.