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Shannon Kaylee Wolcott Mosley
Shannon Kaylee Wolcott Mosley

 Instructor. I have been in Oregon since the early 90’s, I am originally from Upstate New York where I am a 14th generation Wolcott (Somerset, England). Growing up my family had cider get-together where they would make cider together. Living in the Willamette Valley I have had great access to amazing wine, and got to see the craft beer industry blossom. In 2014, I decided to start home-brewing cider to see if I could make something interesting. The fist cider I made was a Blueberry cider at 10% abv, it was super dry and delicious. I decided to start ^5 cider while I was attending school full time at PSU. My husband and I came up with the name ^5 cider (hi five cider) after shooting down other names. I looked our Australian Shepard and asked her to do a high five and it’s like a light bulb turned on, we knew we had our name. That was the start of our yearlong journey of starting up our cidery. I went through PSU's Business of Craft Brewing classes to get an understanding of how to go about starting and running an alcohol business. Now that we are up and running I make cider and my husband sells it. Keeping ingredients pure is important to me, I don’t want to use artificial chemical things. My juice is real juice, not from concentrate. I use a juice that is mainly made from desert apples because my main product is a fruit cider. My favorite thing to do is to play with flavors by adding other fruits into primary fermentation and see what interesting combinations I can come up with. Our cider is sold and distributed by us in Oregon and Washington, then we use a distributer for our Japan sales. 
I have made cider down at Wandering Aengus / Anthem in Salem as a Part Time on call cider maker.  This experience enabled me to work on large equipment and large batches.
Currently I am a distiller at McMenamins Edgefield. I am leaning whiskey, rum, brandy, and gin production.