Vintage Case - Nov 2021

Vintage Case - Nov 2021

Regular price £24.00
  • As the nights draw in, enjoy our Winter Warmers Vintage case by the fire
  • Showcasing six outstanding Vintage ciders all above 6.5% ABV - all aged for many months or a year or more in vats
  • Drink them like big red wines - packed with big yet mellow, balanced flavours that warm your cockles after a cold day
  • Serve lightly chilled or at room temperature with rich stews, casseroles, roast beef,  strong cheeses or spicy nibbles
  • Six ciders in 500ml bottles selected by the Bristol Cider Shop tasters, ABV 6.5-8.2%

As the clocks change and the nights really draw in, thoughts of cold ciders on a sunny day seem a long way away. Fear not, as that's where our Winter Warmers Vintage case comes into its own, demonstrating a different style and strength of cider.

Showcasing six outstanding Vintage ciders, all aged for many months to create deep, rich and complex tannic flavours - and all packing a punch too at over 6.5% ABV. Think big booming red wines by the fireside, and this is the cider equivalent. Perfect for warming up after a long walk on a cold day, or accompanying rich stews, roasts, cheeses or spicy nibbles.

The six we have carefully chosen include two very new releases, so be amongst the first to try them.

Perry's Vintage, Somerset, Medium, 6.7% - Made using the best apples each autumn at Perry's in South Somerset, then crucially aged in barrels for over a year to mature, intensify and mellow. It's then blended with Dabinett cider to create a deep, satisfying medium of beautiful balance and flavour.

Priors Tipple Vintage, Gloucestershire - Medium-Dry 7% - A rich, aged cider for a drink with real distinction, made from a blend of vintage varieties of bittersweet cider apples. Lightly carbonated, this is a rich cider with deep fruity flavours, prominent tannins and a light fizz on the tongue. This cider is aged in vats during which time the tannins soften to give oaky flavours and subtle spicy notes.

Rich's Vintage, Somerset, Medium, 7.2% - Brand new from Rich's in the last few weeks, their new Medium Vintage is a real classic. With flavour, tannins and strength all up a notch from their ever-popular Farmhouse, this is one of the best Vintage ciders we have tasted in a while. Matured in oak vats for several months, this full-bodied cider really packs a punch and is sure to be popular. 

Sandford Orchards 'The General', Devon, Medium, 8.4% - Described by Sandford as a "Mighty Vat Aged Cider" and by The Ciderologist Gabe Cook as "like liquid Christmas pudding", this really is a cacophony of big, complex, rich and deep fruity flavours, with a warming and long finish. Like no other cider we have tasted in a long while!  

Sheppy's Cloudy Vintage, Somerset, Medium Dry, 6.7% - Another brand new release, this 2020 Vintage cider has been aged for a year to create a deep and well-balanced flavour, then blended with a small amount of cloudy apple juice, to create a medium-dry taste, and add a cloudy appearance.

Southdown Premium, Somerset, Medium STILL, 7% - Rob makes cracking cider near Bruton in Somerset, and in 2019, won Supreme Champion British Cider at the British Cider Championships, beating 450 others - that's some pedigree. Although not described as Vintage on the label, in terms of flavour and strength it drinks like one.

Allergens: contains sulphites.

Award-Winning Craft Cider
2x UK Cider Retailer Of The Year
10 Years in Retail
100% Fresh Pressed Juice
Vegan & Gluten Free
Made in the UK
Bristol Cider Shop is the original independent cider shop in the UK, founded in 2010, to provide a range of craft ciders to both cider-loving and cider-curious Bristolians. Whilst some of the early history may be a bit hazy, due to a whirlwind of product tastings, having fun and learning about good (and bad) cider, the business moved online in 2011, to spread the word even wider. From the original shop, via the foodie hub of Harbourside, in 2020 we decided to focus online, to make proper cider available across the land. Along the way we were honoured to be awarded UK Independent Cider Retailer of the Year 2015 and 2018.

How quickly will I get my order?

All orders received by 12.00 (midday) will be sent by overnight courier (DPD or Hermes) for next day delivery. Orders received after 12.00 will be sent the following day.

Can I request delivery for a specific day?

We can send out orders to reach the recipient by a particular date (e.g. a birthday) but we can’t guarantee what day/time it will be delivered. If you’d like something for a particular date please write this in the Delivery Instructions section on the order and we will do our best to get it there for this day.

How much does delivery cost?

Delivery is £5.95 for most of UK for your first case and then £2.95 for additional ones. Rather than hiding the delivery cost in the product price and offering free delivery (there’s no such thing as free delivery!) we’d rather be transparent about the cost of the product and the cost of the delivery.

Are there any places you cannot ship?

We currently only ship within the UK. Delivery to Northern Ireland, UK islands, Scottish Islands, Channel Islands and Scottish Highlands postcodes will cost extra - delivery charges will be displayed at checkout.

I live in Bristol. Can I collect?

Unfortunately our licence doesn’t allow us to have customer collections on site so we can only take orders for delivery, sorry!

How can I track my order?

When we ship your order, you should receive a tracking code from our couriers (DPD/ Hermes). The quickest way to track your parcel is to follow the tracking link and this will show you the status of your delivery in real time. This will also allow you to change any delivery details if you need to. If you have any further problems, please email us and we will do our best to help.

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