The Festive Favourites Case - December 2022

The Festive Favourites Case - December 2022

Regular price £28.00 Sale price £23.00
It’s that time of year again! For our December case, we’ve picked six great ciders that would work well for a festive gathering. They're easy-drinking and accessible and will be enjoyed by casual cider drinkers and connoisseurs alike. There are a mix of strengths and one dry, two medium-dry, two medium and one medium-sweet so there’s something for everybody. We hope that you enjoy them and have a very merry Christmas!

Dorset Nectar Sweet Maiden (5%)
As the name suggests, this is slightly sweeter but, as with all traditional craft ciders, the natural sweetness is fruity not sugary. Made by Ryan Strong and family near Bridport, it is a previous British Champion Farmhouse Cider winner and is an easy drinking 5%.

Harry’s Original (6%)
At the other end of the spectrum, this is the driest cider in the selection, but again is not offensively dry, more like an off-dry. From Harry Fry and son Toby in Long Sutton, this has always been one of the most popular dry ciders in the shop and for good reason.

Honey’s Midford ‘Unrefined’ (5.9%)
We included Stoney Bonk a couple of months ago and it was so popular that we thought we’d include one of their more traditional ciders. This is medium-dry and unfiltered so is naturally hazy and is now made by Kimberly Jones, who has taken over from Bob Honey.

Kicking Goat Medium (4.8%)
This is an easy-drinking, crowd-pleasing, medium and at 4.8% is not going to bring about a premature end to Christmas day! It is made by James Pearce and was formerly called Red Cow before they decided to change its name to another farmyard animal.

Rich’s Orchard Sparkling (6%)
We’re particularly pleased to include this as it has been our favourite cider from Rich’s for years but was previously only available in 1 litre jars. Now available in 500ml, this is their famous scrumpy, filtered and carbonated to produce an exceptionally satisfying cider.

Worley’s Red Hen (6.2%)
“Four calling birds, three Red Hens, two turtle doves and a partridge in a pear tree.” If this was how the song really went, we think that three bottles of Red Hen would make any Christmas! This is Neil Worley’s celebrated medium-dry and is a perennial favourite.

We hope that you’ve enjoyed this month’s selection.
Watch out for our Try-anuary case in the new year and if you haven’t done so already why not subscribe to get 15-20% off the individual case price.
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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We will ship all orders in 2 working days maximum, often next day.  Deliveries are only made Monday to Friday.

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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?

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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.

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