Two years into business, Buskey Cider has just signed with Blue Ridge Beverage to extend its distribution to the western part of Virginia beginning early April.
Buskey will start to be available to accounts in Harrisonburg and Charlottesville on April 1st, and will be the official cider of the Tom Tom Founders Festival, an celebratory event in Charlottesville highlighting entrepreneurship.
Buskey Cider sources its apples from Silver Creek and Seamans’ Orchard in Nelson County, Virginia.
“We’re pumped to launch the western part of the state and share Buskey with some classic Virginia locations and college towns,” said Will Correll, founder and CEO of Buskey Cider. “Every time we’re at our orchard in Nelson County we’re blown away by the beauty of this area. We’re excited to have another awesome reason to spend more time there.”
Correll and cidermaker, Harrison Baronian, are both alumni of Hampden Sydney, and both are excited to have cider available in their old stomping grounds.
Following the launching of Charlottesville and the surrounding cities, Buskey will launch in Lynchburg in mid-April. The partnership with Blue Ridge Beverage will eventually take Buskey to the Southwestern part of Virginia, to cities such as Roanoke, Blacksburg, and Bristol. This gives Buskey distribution over most of Virginia, which also includes Richmond through Loveland Distributing and Hampton Roads through Chesbay Distributing.
Buskey Cider opened in April 2016, and ferments their cider in Scott’s Addition in an old train loading building. Buskey distributes cans and kegs, with its flagships being their best selling semi-sweet RVA Cider and their Tart Cherry Cider.