Special Reserve - A touch of class...
Finally - it's here! And we hope you agree that our brand-new branding for the 2019 Vintage of Special Reserve is absolutely stunning. For that, we have to say a huge thank you to the marvellous creative talents of Bath-based branding agency The Collaborators. This fantastic and highly decorated cider now looks as good as it tastes. And believe us when we say the 2019 Vintage is a belting example of keeved cider and the cider maker's art. If you'd like to give it a try, head straight on over to our shop...
Next up for us is pressing the 2020 fruit harvest. The presses are set up, the tanks are clean and we can't wait to start crushing this year's apples. All the signs are that the hot weather earlier in the year has resulted in a crop of outstanding quality.
All our fruit comes from old orchards in the heart of the Somerset Levels. We've been working with most of our growers for many years and they know exactly how we like our fruit to make the best possible cider. We'll report back once we we've started pressing and had a chance to taste the golden juice, but hopes are very high. So something good has come from 2020!
Award-winning and authentic
In case you aren't familiar with what we do, we are are a cider maker based in Somerset UK, producing delicious cider from heritage cider apples that we press ourselves. Our ciders are very drinkable, blended to be perfectly balanced whether it’s still or sparkling; dry, medium or sweet.
We don’t make cider from apple concentrate. There’s a big difference in flavour, depth and quality, so we stick to using juice from apples we press ourselves.
We have won many awards for our ciders. In 2019 we received 3-stars at the Great Taste Awards for Special Reserve; and went on to win the Nigel Barden Heritage Award at the annual prize-giving ceremony. A few weeks later, Special Reserve picked up Champion Cider for 2019 at the Taste of the West Awards. There's no doubt - this is a seriously good cider!
Red Hen, our fantastic medium dry sparkling cider, won a 1-star Great Taste Award and a Gold Medal at the Taste of the West also this year.
Of our other ciders, Beatnik Billy is a light, medium-sweet cider that is wonderful served ice-cold, and Rocky Road is a popular medium cider, complex and rich, but easy-drinking enough for anyone to understand.
You will be able to taste the difference in the seriously good flavours we achieve just from apple fruit and no flavourings.
We’re also offering FREE DELIVERY* on all orders over £50, so if you fancy a 20-litre box delivered to your door for just £64.99 then visit our online shop.
That works out at around £1.85 per pint for some of the finest Real ciders you’ll find anywhere. Once opened, the cider will stay fresh for up to one month.
*Additional delivery charges apply to Scottish Highlands, Eire and Offshore Island destinations. Please contact us before placing your order.