Single Variety Showcase - Jul 2021
Single Variety Showcase - Jul 2021

Single Variety Showcase - Jul 2021

Regular price £25.00

Much like with individual grape varieties and wine, each cider apple variety brings its own characteristics to the juice and hence the cider from it. Some apples are grown as bitter-sharp, or bitter-sweet, with varying levels of sweetness and acidity.

A single variety craft cider is cider at its most stripped back - often ciders are made from blending several varieties, or indeed mixed from orchards at harvest time. There is nowhere to hide with a single variety, so you get all its unique characteristics. 

Here we have tasted and selected 6 quite different single variety ciders:

Perry's Tremlett 5.9% Dry - Somerset

George says it's some of the best Tremletts they've made this year,  it's a Heavy hitter when it comes to tannins, producing a very distinctive full bodied cider.

Apple County Browns 6% Medium Dry - Monmouthshire

A new releases in 2020 by Ben and his team in the lovely Monnow Valley, in rural South Wales. A single variety special, made only from 100% Browns apples, this fruity cider hits all the right notes, refreshingly tangy, crisp and clean

 Dunkerton's Breakwell's Seedling 7.5% Medium Dry - Herefordshire

A fragrant and fruity sparkling medium dry cider made exclusively from the Breakwells seedling apple. This apple was first discovered over a century ago at Perthyre Farm, Monmouth. Because of its delicious flavour, farmer George Breakwell propagated the seedling and it was later planted in many Herefordshire orchards, including our own.

Hecks' Kingston Black 6.5% Medium - Somerset

The Kingston Black is  a very dark red skinned apple that arose in Somerset in the late 19th Century and produces a cider that is classic in appearance, taste and strength. It is copper coloured, rounded, almost velvety in texture and is full of flavour.

Harry's Dabinett 4.5% Medium - Somerset

A single variety apple that is fermented and then back sweetened with juice. Big fruity aroma and flavours, very silky on the palate with a soft tannic finish.

Sheppy's Redstreak 4% Medium Sweet - Somerset

Redstreak is a delicious single variety cider with character. The modest ABV of this product makes this ideal for long lazy summer days, festivals and social occasions.

Supplied as 6 x 500ml bottles.

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.

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