Why Hard Press’d?
Mostly: my love of wordplay and lame puns. More substantively, however, because hard ciders have had a serious upswing in popularity in the past few years. You’d be hard pressed–even in Canada with limited availability–to try them all without a concerted effort.
Ok, but I meant why Hard Press-apostrophe-d?
100% because I like verb-ing words with the simple addition of an apostrophe-D. Later on I found out that Hard Pressed was already a registered domain, so I kinda lucked out.
Where do you pick up/purchase all these ciders?
At Sherbrooke Liquor in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Do you get these ciders comp’d?
That’s the dream! But currently: no, it’s a labour of love.
Are you some kind of expert? Why should I care about or trust your opinion?
First off, I don’t like your tone. That said, I can appreciate where you’re coming from. No, I am no expert. I worked in the liquor industry for a number of years and worked hard to refine my palate–and expand my tasting vocabulary–in that time. I hold no official credentials, but I do hold lots of glasses of cider.