The Ross Exclusive Blending Case - April 2022
The Ross Exclusive Blending Case - April 2022
The Ross Exclusive Blending Case - April 2022

The Ross Exclusive Blending Case - April 2022

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Our friends at Ross on Wye Cider have put together something very special for you in this month’s case. They’ve taken five single-varietal ciders and then blended them into a special exclusive cider just for us! This celebrates the unique characteristics of each of the different apple varieties and showcases the real skill of the cidermaker which is in blending them together to form the perfect symphony. Try each of the unusual single-varietals individually and then try the blend. Can you pick out the individual flavours? Do you think that the blend makes the most of the individual ingredients? Why not try it yourself and see if you can come up with your own special blend!

Reinette d'Oby (6.8%)

If we could taste colours, this would be the definition of yellow. A lovely, late season sharp that is all about the fruit. Light acidity and gentle texture evokes images of pineapple or melon. A very old variety originally hailing from France, the trees grow tall but brittle, and are susceptible to disease. But every year they dutifully crop and provide us with joy.

Bisquet (6.3%)

For more than one hundred years, British orchardists have been growing this French variety of apple, which we knew as 'Michelin.' But now the truth is out! DNA fingerprinting reveals that this apple is in fact the variety 'Bisquet'! And 'Michelin' is a different, distinct variety. How curious! This apple is a classic, delightful bittersweet. Fresh hay and lemon notes with rich, smooth tannins. One of our favourites.

Bulmers Norman (7.4%)

A very common variety due to its use as a stembuilder (with its vigorous growth), but the apple itself is often overlooked for being challenging and too tannic. However, when fully ripe, Bulmers Norman can be beautifully expressive, with its intense flavour providing a unique point of difference. In this bottle we have a glorious bittersweet balance - low acidity, fruitiness, and then gorgeous tannins. Bulmers Norman: press when yellow, drink when mature. Then you shall have a cider to smile about!

Tremletts Bitter (6.5%)

A revered old variety from Devon. It produces a gorgeous ruby red apple that holds a fierce, bitter flavour, with huge character. Few bittersweet apples smell as luscious as Tremletts, which has a recognisable fruity aroma, followed by a fruity mid palate that can be dominated by the strong tannins to finish. However, given time to mature, those tannins soften and the result is a very tasty single variety cider.

Ashton Brown Jersey (7.2%)

It has been three years since our single row of 15 Ashton Brown Jersey trees fruited successfully. Frustrated by biennalism and by the rampaging 'Ermine Moth', we have been eagerly awaiting the day where we would once again bottle this delightful bittersweet apple. An underrated and uncommon variety, developed at the Long Ashton Research Station in Somerset, ABJ is a very low acid, high tannin fruit with leathery and spicy notes. Delicious.

Bristol Cider Shop Exclusive Blend (6.8%)

This unique cider has been blended specially for Bristol Cider Shop. We went into our cider barn and identified five delicious single variety ciders: individually they provide the colours for the cidermakers palate, that when combined, form a painting. We have two parts Reinette d'Oby with one part each of the four bittersweets. Thus we have the classic British cider blend: one third sharps, two thirds bittersweets. A cider with body, with upfront juiciness that softens the complex tannins on the finish. Cheers!

Allergens: Contains sulphites

This case is available as a standalone case or you can subscribe to receive it at a discount as part of our Craft Cider Subscription for only £20 a month plus delivery.

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.