The Sequels Case - February 2023

The Sequels Case - February 2023

Regular price £28.00
This month’s case is all about showcasing how different ciders made by the same producer can be markedly different depending on the season and the blend of apples used. We’ve taken as our starting point some ciders that we’ve featured before in our monthly cases and then picked contrasting styles from the same producer. If you can remember the originals you can compare the two but if not don't worry, they stand up as excellent ciders in their own right!

Hecks ‘Glastonbury Gold’ (6.5%) Somerset
We featured Hecks Kingston Black in our Single Varieties case, which is made from a Bitter-Sharp apple (meaning it has high levels of tannin and high acidity). This is made from a blend of Bitter-Sweet apples (high tannins but lower acidity) and this produces a very different cider as a result.

Isaac ‘Anti-Gravity’ (5%) Dorset
We featured Isaac's Refraction in our Wassail case. Anti-Gravity is made from a different blend of apples and you can taste the difference. This is a bit drier and a bit stronger and shows how a different blend from the same orchard can produce quite different cider.

McCrindle’s 'Vintage' (6%) Gloucestershire
We featured McCrindle’s Medium-Dry in our New Tricks case and it was very popular so we thought we’d take the opportunity to feature its sister cider. This is a bit sweeter but is still a proper cider and the sweetness is nicely balanced with the tannins.

Orchard Park Farms '#4' (6%) Somerset
We haven’t featured Orchard Park Farms cider before but this is a sequel of a different sort: each year a different blend is produced reflecting the different characteristics of the season. This is blend no. 4 and we think it’s the best yet!

Sandford Orchards ‘Devon Scrumpy’ (6%) Devon
We featured Sandford’s Vintage range in our Devon Heaven case but this is a different style of cider altogether. Where the Vintage range was sparkling and matured in oak for strength and flavour, this is a more traditional, easy-drinking, still, farmhouse cider.

Sunshine Cider ‘Urchin’ (5.5%) Somerset
We featured Urchin’s stable-mate Scallywag in our Somerset Discovery case. Where Scallywag is a blend, Urchin is a single-varietal made exclusively from the Dabinett apple. Like Scallywag, despite the novelty branding, Urchin is a surprisingly good cider!

We hope that you enjoy this month’s selection. Watch out for our March case and if you haven’t done so already why not subscribe to get 15-20% off the individual case price.
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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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