The East Devon Discovery Case - May 2022

The East Devon Discovery Case - May 2022

Regular price £25.00

This month sees us focus on three small producers from East Devon - all of whom share a passion for reinvigorating craft cider production in this traditional area.  We have selected two each of their contrasting ciders to create a superb showcase of East Devon's smaller producers.  So here goes .....

Rull Orchards, Bickleigh, Tiverton

Mike is not your typical cider grower or maker, but he is making waves. Having sold his demolition business in Bristol, he set about planting up new orchards on the slopes of the River Exe Valley, and several years in, the first crops are ready, supplemented by seeking out local old orchards. Mike is one of the few UK Pommeliers too! 

  • Orchard Sunset; A light and fruity cider for warm, sunny evenings. Blended with a little zing and an almost tropical flavour from the rare Devon apple 'Goring', perfect for enjoying in the sunshine. Medium 5%
  • Orchard Storm; Vintage cider made from classic cider apples. Made from a blend of bitter-sweet Dabinett from 2020 and bitter-sharp Tremletts for a bit of punch, leaving a cider that has a bold, rich and well rounded flavour. Medium Dry 5%

 Courtney's of Whimple

The Courtney family took on an ancient orchard from the famous Whiteways and have reinvigorated it, letting sheep roam below the trees, and nature take its course, with all ciders wild fermented and without sulphites, so as natural as they come.

  • Whimple Orchards, Medium Sweet 4.6%.
  • Silly CowMedium 4.6%

Ventons, Clyst St Lawrence

Mark and Sharon Venton moved to their smallholding in East Devon in 2006 and upon clearing the overgrown grounds, uncovered two old apple orchards. Rather than waste the apples, they borrowed a hand-turned crusher and small basket style press to make small batches of Cyder in an old stable. Things have moved on since then a lot, although apples are still straw pressed!

Now using fruit from other local former Whiteways orchards too, they produce strong 6.5% and tannic traditional wild-fermented farmhouse ciders true to the old Devon roots.

  • Skippy's Scrumpy, Dry, 6.5% still. Proper old school bone dry.   
  • Apple Vice, Medium, 6.5% sparkling. Big flavour hit, with a little sharpness and astringency as well. 





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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