Hand-crafted cider and mead designed for taste and quality.
At Hawk Knob we hope to provide more than the cider we make; we hope to share a little bit of our culture and Appalachian heritage. Since before, during, and after prohibition, hard cider has been made in our region and throughout much of Appalachia. Many of these ciders were made from heritage apple varieties, wild apples, or a combination of the two. More often than not, these ciders were fermented and aged in used whiskey and bourbon barrels. While barrel aging and barrel influenced ciders are becoming more common these days, and considered by many to be a modern trend, this style of cider making is part of our cultural heritage. Much of what we do at Hawk Knob is an homage to the old-time cider crafters and our Appalachian roots. Hawk Knob ciders might be best enjoyed sitting around a bonfire picking a tune, but we hope you’ll take them with you to new territory. Let us know how it goes.