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Colonel Ricketts Hard Cider

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Informative and....TASTY

Stopped at Colonel Rickets for a cider tasting, the owner was very friendly and explained the... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2017
Harry B
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Pittston, Pennsylvania
Went there with my family of adult children

We had a great time. We were so surprised of the complex taste of the cider. We are wine people and... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2017
bluesg04
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Holland, Pennsylvania
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18 Oct 2017
“Informative and....TASTY”
18 Aug 2017
“Went there with my family of adult children”
About
We are a local family run Cidery that makes Appalachian style Cider. We have been making Cider for over 40 years and have been in the business for 8 years. We currently we have 8 different Ciders, all are created from the varieties of apples we...more
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4360 Red Rock Rd, Benton, PA 17814-7605
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+1 570-854-1948
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 24 August 2016

We stopped here on a drive back home. What a fun experience! The "winery" is very fun to visit. It used to be a farmers market but now they converted the big barn into a little tasting bar area with some seating and rustic décor....More

2  Thank HappyNewlywed08
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Reviewed 14 April 2015

If you like the taste of hard liquor with your apple cider, then you will like it. I personally am not crazy for hard liquor and found the "kick" to be too strong for my taste. They offer a large variety of different apple flavors...More

1  Thank Cindy B
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Reviewed 18 October 2017

Stopped at Colonel Rickets for a cider tasting, the owner was very friendly and explained the process and the way the different flavors come about. Very informative and the results are delicious.

Thank Harry B
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

We had a great time. We were so surprised of the complex taste of the cider. We are wine people and we are glad to say the cider is amazing. Who would have thought cider could be so complex. If you are looking for a...More

Thank bluesg04
Reviewed 5 July 2017

If you're in the area you must stop by Colonel Ricketts! The tasting was a wonderful experience and we really enjoyed hearing about what went into making the ciders. The old barn was full of history and we loved browsing through

Thank marisarand428
Reviewed 2 July 2017

This was a refreshing experience. The first reason is the people. We stopped in for a tasting and were warmly greeted by the two ladies working there. They offered us a seat and told us about the history of the cider and how it is...More

Thank hollytrea
Reviewed 29 May 2017

I grew up in this area but moved away several years ago. Every time I come home to visit family I pass by signs for the winery and I finally got a chance to stop in. I was not disappointed. I had heard from several...More

Thank Nathan M
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

What a cool place we found on our trip out of Rickets Glen. An old barn on the side of the road that offers tastings of different styles of hard ciders all locally made. The staff was busy getting ready for a closed function late...More

Thank 828MarkG
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Went with group for friends bachelor party to see and was impressed. Good place for a tasting very good hard cider and staff was very knowledgable and joked with us. Cider tasting was free and bought a glass and some cider. Well recommended to anyone...More

Thank Pete R
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Colonel Ricketts is a friendly place to stop for a hard cider tasting. The day we stopped there were 6 or 7 ciders to taste. No fee for any, and the hostess had no issues with a second pour of one to make sure that...More

2  Thank Suzanne S
Reviewed 24 August 2016

We stopped here on a drive back home. What a fun experience! The "winery" is very fun to visit. It used to be a farmers market but now they converted the big barn into a little tasting bar area with some seating and rustic décor....More

2  Thank HappyNewlywed08
Reviewed 29 July 2016

Interesting place and friendly owner, we tried several, but only enjoyed the Fuji. Pricey, but we bought a few for family members. Enjoyed hearing the story of the beginnings, especially since it is my husband's family name.

Thank Linda R
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