The Wassail Case - Jan 2022

The Wassail Case - Jan 2022

Regular price £24.00

The Wassail is a traditional January orchard ritual to ward off evil spirits and bless the trees for a good crop of apples. The word 'Wassail' is derived from the Anglo-Saxon 'Was-Hael' which means 'good health'. So if you've over-indulged at Christmas, or are starting the New Year with good intentions, this case is slightly lighter at 4-5%. Good health to all for 2022!

Colcombe House ‘Mischief on the River’ – Medium, Herefordshire, 4.8%

Produced using apples from the old Colcombe House Estate in rural Herefordshire, where the River Wye meanders slowly through the grounds. This cider was named after the shenanigans that undoubtedly went on after a few of these while out fishing in days gone by! A lovely light, zesty medium - the perfect easy-drinking cider to sign off the week.

Dorset Nectar ‘Jurassic Skyline’ – Medium Sweet, Dorset 4%

The Strong family settled from Washington, USA on an old orchard near Bridport which had formerly supplied Gaymer’s Cider. In 2008, they started making their own and now seven members of the family are involved, with a lovely visitor centre and tasting garden added to the site. ‘Jurassic Skyline’ is a light and refreshing premium blend, medium-sweet cider with a soft sparkle. Perfect for blue skies and sunny afternoons, which at least are getting closer again now the nights are drawing out.

Harry’s ‘Applemore’ – Medium, Somerset 5%

Harry Fry, his son Toby and the family have rapidly developed cider making as part of their traditional farm near Langport, in the golden triangle of Somerset cider production. ‘Applemore’ is a blended medium cider, light with a mellow finish to balance the sweetness with the true taste and character of a tannic Somerset cider.

Iford Wild Juice -Medium, Somerset 4.7%

Fed up with not being able to find great cider, Joe set about making his own. He re-discovered pockets of apple trees from the long-forgotten traditional orchards of the nearby Iford Estate. Together with Will, Joe has created an excellent range of ciders, challenging the mass market production culture. Wild Juice uses wild yeasts for traditional fermentation, producing a fruity, medium cider for full refreshment at a lower ABV.

Isaac Cider ‘Refraction’ – Medium Sweet, Dorset 4%

For several generations, the orchards at Giles’ farm in the rolling Dorset hills had supplied apples to contract cidermakers. But they decided to make their own cider, and, upon discovering they were distant relatives of Isaac Newton, and considering his apple-related discoveries, Isaac Cider was born. ‘Refraction’ is a rich, full-bodied cider made from Dabinett bittersweet cider apples. It delivers a complex flavour, full of tannins and with a hint of acidity.

Once Upon a Tree Medium – Herefordshire 5%

Made using apples from the renowned Dragon Orchard's 90-year-old trees, these quality ciders are made the traditional way, but with a wine-makers influence. Established in 2007, Once Upon a Tree has won numerous awards including being named "Drinks Producer of the Year" at the BBC Radio 4 Food & Farming Awards. Gently sparkling with toffee apple notes, this has a well-balanced sweetness and a rounded finish.

Allergens: contains sulphites.

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?

We will ship all orders in 2 working days maximum, often next day.  Deliveries are only made Monday to Friday.

Can I request delivery for a specific day?

Unfortunately we can't guarantee delivery for a specific date, but will try our best to delay it if needed for a future date. Just add a note to checkout.

What happens If I am not in?

Because we are shipping a Licensed product (alcohol), parcels wont normally be left safe. One of 3 things will happen:

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?

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 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.

How can I track my order?

When we ship your order, you should receive an email from us containing a tracking code from our couriers . 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 at and we will do our best to help. Sorry we don't have a phone number.

Can I add a Gift Message?

Yes you can, simply add it in at checkout and we will include it on a card. No paperwork is included in the boxes, so no pricing information is given out.


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