Two Seattle-based woman-owned companies team up to create a cider unlike any other, blending cider and amaro, just in time for the holiday season

SEATTLE (November 18, 2021) – Yonder Cider and Fast Penny Spirits are excited to announce the release of their limited-edition collaboration cider, Velvet Cashmere. Perfect for ringing in the holiday season, this one-of-a-kind cider features Yonder’s Negroni-inspired winter seasonal – Cashmere – blended with Fast Penny’s Amaricano amaro for a beverage unlike any other. Available in two-pack 16-ounce cans, cider and amaro fans can enjoy this beautiful creation at both Yonder and Fast Penny locations beginning this Friday, November 19.

“I discovered Fast Penny Spirits this spring and immediately fell in love with what they were doing – from the products they create to the way they approach small business,” said Caitlin Braam, founder of Yonder Cider. “The opportunity to create something alongside these amazing ladies, while continuing to push the bounds of how people think about beverages, is so exciting.”

“We’re thrilled to collaborate with Yonder Cider,” said Jamie Hunt, CEO and co-founder of Fast Penny Spirits. “As two women-owned businesses, we share the same values and knew it would be a great partnership, especially after we tasted how beautifully the Cashmere and Amaricano complement each other.”

Perfectly tart with notes of cranberry, dark cherry and bitter orange, the addition of amaro brings a beautiful richness to this cocktail-like creation. Aromas of toasted sugar and dark fruit shine through while hints of truffle, vanilla bean and Mexican chocolate mingle with a savory bitterness. At 8.9% ABV, Velvet Cashmere is a unique blend perfect at both the dinner table, or enjoyed by itself.

Two-packs of Velvet Cashmere will be available for purchase ($16) beginning Friday, November 19 at Yonder Bar (7800 1st Ave NW), Yonder’s BBYC Ballard taproom (826 NW 49th St), and Fast Penny Spirit’s Bottle Shop and Tasting Deck (1138 W Ewing St). You can also enjoy it on tap at Yonder’s Ballard taproom, or by the can at Fast Penny Spirits’ Tasting Deck.

About Yonder Cider

Best Enjoyed Anywhere. Yonder Cider was started to bring full-flavored, delicious cider to every occasion. Picked and pressed in Wenatchee, Washington – the heart of Apple Country – we create cider that’s as balanced, bright and complex as the land itself. Crafted using a blend of bittersweet cider apples and juicy dessert apples, our ciders are hardly simple, and never straightforward, but you can always count on them being interesting. Founded August 2020, Yonder Cider is available in 16-ouncecans and on draft throughout Washington state and online at For more information, follow Yonder Cider on Instagram and Facebook (@yondercider).

About Fast Penny Spirits

Fast Penny Spirits is a woman-owned, award-winning amaro distillery. Based in Seattle and inspired by the founder’s Sicilian heritage, they are committed to inspiring change. Amaricano and Amaricano Bianca are blended with wild-crafted, sustainably-sourced botanicals. The spirits are rich, herbaceous, and beautifully complex to sip on their own or swirl into a cocktail. The distillery received gold medals at the renowned San Francisco World Spirits and the Denver International Spirits Competitions. The New York International Spirits Competition named Fast Penny the 2021 Washington State Distillery of the Year. To learn more visit,