More than 10,000 voters from across the state weighed in on 101 things they love about Northern Michigan. Their votes determined over 300 Red Hot Best winners and 700 honorable mentions. Here you’ll find the best Northern Michigan ciders (the “hard” ones, alcohol included).

First Place: Tandem Ciders, “Smackintosh”
Second Place: Left Foot Charley, “Cinnamon Girl”
Third place: Starcut Ciders, (Short’s) “Octorock”

The remaining Red Hot Best Northern Michigan cider winners in alphabetical order:

Explore one of the newest Northern Michigan cider tasting rooms in this MyNorth Media video.

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Red Hot Best winners were originally published in the June 2016 issue of Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine.

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