What's Inside Meet Malus
Bright upfront with sweet apple blossom aromatics give way to ripe honeyed apple with a kiss of lemon and white flowers on the finish. Rich mouthfeel; true-to-fruit flavor profile is punctuated by a subtle green, hoppy note that balances out the sweetness beautifully.
"Not only does it drink like your favorite cider, but it tastes like your favorite cider, with true-to-fruit apple notes jumping out on the nose and developing on the palate. Personally, I also prefer to actually taste the cannabis in my infused drinks, and Malus does feature a greenness from its live resin infusion."
– Rachel B
The Cannabis Journey
We procure premium, sun-grown cannabis from the renowned Emerald Triangle in Northern California. Citrus-forward and sativa-dominant, Sour Diesel is the perfect pairing for cider with its uplifting effects and fruity aroma.
Live Resin Extraction
Live resin is extracted from fresh plant matter that is immediately frozen after harvest, preserving as much of the natural chemical components and flavorful terpenes as possible. Rich in both limonene and alpha-pinene, these two mood-boosting powerhouses create a delightful flavor and experience, unique to live resin.
This complex process separates the active cannabinoids from the rest of the plant material, resulting in a potent THC-rich oil. With minimal residual flavors, this pure cannabinoid oil reaches upwards of 99% purity and is responsible for the high effect.
This proprietary process transforms our live resin and pure cannabinoid oil into tiny droplets, forming an emulsion prepped for even dispersal throughout the cider. This step is critical to a smooth-tasting, measured beverage that elicits a calming high effect with each sip.
The Apple Journey
Unlike traditional ciders made with “cider apples”, Malus starts with “eating apples” - ones that are considered imperfect and couldn’t sell to grocery stores. This blend of Granny Smith, Fuji, Red Delicious and Golden Delicious apples are crisp, firm, and juicy.
Apples are then pulverized and layered to extract the juice. The freshly pressed juice is placed in fermentation vessels with yeast, where it ferments for two weeks. The yeast works to turn sugars into alcohol, ultimately transforming sweet juice into spirited cider.
Using cutting-edge technology, alcohol is removed down to 0.5% abv while retaining the full flavor of the beverage. This step ensures a balanced and traditional dry cider taste.
The cannabis emulsion is then infused into the dealcoholized cider. With a faster onset high compared to other forms of cannabis consumption, the experience is pleasantly metered and consistent. Drinking Malus feels like drinking your favorite hard cider or beer, swapping bloat for bliss.
To ensure consistency in both taste and potency, Malus undergoes a final review with precise analytical tools.
Malus is canned in small batches by an automated system, overseen by caring humans at Spacestation (yes, this facility is just as cool as it sounds).
Thanks to our friends at StashDash, Malus is delivered to your door in packs of four. Keep your can for coffee table décor or better yet, recycle!