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The Wassail is a traditional January Orchard ritual to ward off evil spirits and bless the trees for a good crop of apples. The word 'Wassail' is derived from the Anglo-Saxon 'Was-Hael' which means 'good health'. So if you've over-indulged at Christmas, or are starting the New Year with good intentions, this case is slightly lighter at 4-5%. Good health to all for 2022!

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Here at Bristol Cider Shop, we believe that cider is the perfect gift for any occasion (though we might be a little biased). With that in mind, we’ve found the perfect cider gift for everyone on your list this Christmas. Pro tip - If they don’t like cider, consider giving them socks.
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We had a lot of fun selecting our Christmas Cracker case for you all, and hope it'll help you celebrate the festive season with cider. An eclectic mix it certainly is -  Christmas themed ciders, some produced with different techniques and barrel ageing for luxurious flavour notes, and a lovely mulled cider too.
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Somerset is the spiritual home of cider in our (completely unbiased) view, although our friends in Herefordshire may disagree! We have long worked with many producers from around the county, but this case celebrates some of the smaller suppliers hidden right across Somerset, from high on the Blackdown Hills in the far West, to bordering Wiltshire in the East, and all points in between.

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