Three childhood buddies from two separate towns (Eugene and Corvallis, Ore.) started one orchard on the banks of the Willamette River and one ciderhouse named 2 Towns. The orchard will soon have nearly 700 trees planted and the ciderhouse facility just grew to more than 10,000 square, allowing the roots for 2 Towns Ciderhouse to only grow deeper into the Oregon artisan cider scene. With a second brand (Traditions Ciderworks) running separate but equal in quality, 2 Towns Ciderhouse continues to pop up in retailers and restaurants nationwide, including one of their mainstays: The Bad Apple Imperial Hard Apple Cider. At an imposing 10.5 percent ABV, The Bad Apple is also fermented in local meadowfoam honey aged in Oregon white oak barrels to give the sizable cider added umph in flavor and body. Honeyed red apples tones and vanilla oak reach out as initial aromas and transfer to the palate with racy acidity and a chubby palate courtesy of the rich oak.