After the onslaught of November’s Vintage Case, and December’s big bold flavours, and the inevitable overdoing the festive period, we have dialled it down a notch for January, with a case of lighter ciders so you can Take it Easy. Not so much Dry January and maybe Damp January! We have even included a Low Alcohol cider, which has received rave reviews since appearing on Alan Titchmarsh ITV show in late November. Each case includes:
Kicking Goat “Kentish Blend” – Dry, Somerset/Kent 4.5%
So new off the production lines, it slightly delayed this case by a day or so! James have been making some great Somerset ciders, but decided to blend in Kentish dessert fruit for a much mellower, paler and very fruity blend.
Kew Original Garden Cider – Medium, Surrey, 5%
Made on behalf of the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, it is made from apples collected from 4,000 households across the South Easy, largely eating apple fruit, the result is this pale and very fruity easy-drinking cider.
Pulpt “Flare” – Medium, Somerset 4.9%
We have long admired Jim and his team’s commitment to “Cider without Compromise” and their funky labelling and brand identity, and are pleased to include Flare in this case. Balanced and easy-going, it is a very moorish cider, with a strong appley base.
Broadway Press Classic Ice Cyder – Medium, Glos 5%.
A completely unique Cider made by Michael, a chemical engineer in the Cotswolds. Using mainly eating apple fruit varieties like Cox and Russet, Michael's experiments led him to freeze the surplus apples he had collected from nearby fruit farms.
Freezing caused the water in the apples to expand, pushing out the juice in a completely different way to crushing, and changing the flavour profile too. A uniquely super-smooth and crisp low tannin cider is the result, medium but very light and refreshing. Nature's Flavours, Frozen in Time
Crafty Nectar 0.5% Low Alcohol – Medium, Somerset 0.5%
The rave reviews following an appearance on ITV’s Love Your Weekend with Alan Titchmarsh leave us in no doubt this is the best tasting Low alcohol cider around. Full cider depth of flavour, and only 0.5% alcohol, it really has gone down a storm – hopefully you will think the same too.
Rich’s Golden Harvest – Medium, Somerset 4.4%
If we were to design a crowd-pleasing cider, this would be it. For years it has been our most popular cider, it is perfection in a bottle. Enough tannins and apple nose, and great balance of sweetness and acidity, it is the perfect easy-drinking cider to kick back and enjoy.