Delicious Somerset craft ciders
After a great summer, we're getting ready for the cooler months. Thoughts are turning to Christmas, which of course means party time, sparkling Special Reserve and mulled cider.
Our busy summer has seen a few of our ciders all but sell out – Harvest Moon has temporarily disappeared from the shelves, and bottled Red Hen will shortly be as rare as Red Hen's teeth. Both will be widely available from June 2017. If you're a fan of the sparklers - try our other two sparkling 50cl bottles - Mendip Hills and Beatnik Billy. The Mendip Hills won a Gold medal and was a finalist at the Taste of the West awards 2016 - so you won't go wrong here. Beatnik Billy is new on the scene, but gathering its own fans. Light, sweet and sharp it's perfect served ice cold. All available to buy from the webstore.
The gift of cider is always well received – a six-box of Special Reserve will mean you've always got something a bit different to take to parties or something special to give as a gift. And don't forget our 20-litre (35-pint) Bag in Box ciders if you're throwing a Christmas party.
And just to remind you, we only use traditional, fresh-pressed Somerset cider apples - no apple concentrate or watery dilutions. You really will be able to taste the difference in the seriously scrummy flavours we achieve just from apple fruit.
And the winner is…
We've won a few awards in 2015 and 2016. Our Mendip Hills, Red Hen and Special Reserve bottles all won GOLD Taste of the West awards 2015. Red Hen then went on to win CHAMPION CIDER 2015 and won a silver medal at the British Cider Championships, plus two silvers and a bronze at the Great Lakes International cider competition in the US.
We've been growing so fast that in 2016 we had to seriously curtail our competition entries due to lack of time, but Taste Of The West awarded our Mendip Hills a Gold and Red Hen a Silver in 2016.
A list of stockists selling a range of our bottles is available here