My history is entirely with making hard cider, though most principles cross-apply. The most interesting ciders usually come from a blend or different varieties, some high-acid, some aromatic, etc. There are some varietal, or single-apple, cider apples out there, but that's not really my field. I know England grows some cider varieties that are supposed to be the bomb. Talk to growers in your area and see what thrives; the most delicious tree in the world, grown in the wrong climate, will not reproduce the taste its heritage implies.
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