The Dabinett Case - Feb 2022

The Dabinett Case - Feb 2022

Regular price £25.00

One apple variety - six ways. Dabinett is one of the most well-known cider apple varieties, a bittersweet fruit grown primarily in Somerset and the South West after it was discovered as a natural seedling in the early 1900s. Dabinett is one of the best single variety cider apples grown today.

Much as with wine, where one grape variety grown in different areas exhibits different characteristics, cider apples are no different. Climate, soil type, and tree age all contribute to that mythical terroir that imparts so many subtle differences in character. So we decided to showcase this by selecting 6 ciders all made from one single variety of apple (well, one is a blend to show what difference that makes!). See what differences you can detect between them.

Ganley & Naish Dabinett - Medium, 6%, North Somerset

Made in North Somerset, and with a dark coppery colour, this cider fully showcases the tannins and depth of flavour that Dabinett can impart.

Dorset Nectar Dabinett - Medium Dry, 5.8%, Dorset

This organic cider is produced from apples harvested from traditional orchards on the seawards facing slopes above Bridport in Dorset - a very different climate than that of inland Somerset.

Sheppy's Dabinett - Medium, 6.5%, West Somerset

One of the few single variety ciders from this 200-year-old cider maker, this is a lovely example of the completeness of Dabinett apples and that they often need no blending at all.

Southdown Cider Dabinett - Medium, 6%, East Somerset

Rob makes some belting cider, and in 2019 he won Champion Cider at the British Cider Championships, beating 450 others. His Dabinett SV is still, and made from apples grown in old heritage orchards near Bruton in East Somerset. The absence of carbonation gives a nice, stripped back tasting experience.

Perry’s Dabinett - Medium Sweet, 5.6%, South Somerset

The sweetest cider in this case, Perry's Dabinett is a lovely, well-rounded cider. Cool and slow-fermented, this is really well-balanced with a soft astringency.

Axminster Dabinett and Sweet Coppin - Medium, 5.5%, Devon

Lastly, we included a Dabinett-led blend, with Sweet Coppin added to dial up the complexity. Very lightly carbonated, you will hopefully taste the difference this brings.

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?

We will ship all orders in 2 working days maximum, often next day.  Deliveries are only made Monday to Friday.

Can I request delivery for a specific day?

Unfortunately we can't guarantee delivery for a specific date, but will try our best to delay it if needed for a future date. Just add a note to checkout.

What happens If I am not in?

Because we are shipping a Licensed product (alcohol), parcels wont normally be left safe. One of 3 things will happen:

1. It will be delivered to a neighbour and signed for - the tracking will show a photo

2. Delivery will be attempted 2 more times to you

3. It will be taken to your local Post Office for you to collect, and a card left through your letterbox.

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 UK islands, Scottish Islands and Scottish Highlands postcodes may cost extra - delivery charges will be displayed at checkout. Unfortunately we cannot now deliver to Northern Ireland or the Channel Islands - apologies. Nor can we ship outside the UK.

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! Watch this space though for Summer 2024.

How can I track my order?

When we ship your order, you should receive an email from us containing a tracking code from our couriers . 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 at and we will do our best to help. Sorry we don't have a phone number.

Can I add a Gift Message?

Yes you can, simply add it in at checkout and we will include it on a card. No paperwork is included in the boxes, so no pricing information is given out.


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