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Morning Cider
8 months ago

Morning Cider

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A couple of weeks ago, I was at the CAMRA’s Scottish Real Ale Festival, of course there was a cider section. I had to try the newly released all Scottish, Morning Cider by Scottish Ciders. Read More

Hazy Hog Cloudy Cider
9 months ago

Hazy Hog Cloudy Cider

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Continuing around Edinburgh’s pubs, I have left my run a little late and most places are finishing their lunch service. Weatherspoon’s is still going. They are about to host a craft cider festival, so I’m hoping they had something interesting in the fridge. I spy a big green bottle of Hogs Back Breweries’ Hazy Hog Cider.

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Chaplin & Corks Somerset Gold Cider
9 months ago

Chaplin & Corks Somerset Gold Cider

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I’ve walked into a pub in Edinburgh, UK. I ask the young lady behind the bar what nice ciders they have? She replied we have Sommersby on tap and Koppaberg bottles. The manager over heard and suggested I try  Chaplin & Corks Somerset Gold Cider.

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Henney’s Vintage Cider
10 months ago

Henney’s Vintage Cider

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It’s cold wet and windy. The east coast of Australia is getting drenched by a once in a 30 year low pressure system. The streets are under water. Australian cider makers don’t make cider for this situation. Luckily there is a cider making region that regularly deals with gloomy weather and they make some pretty decent ciders. So I’ve picked up a bottle of  Henney’s Vintage Cider. This 2014 vintage is a still cider from England’s west country county of Herefordshire. Read More

Henney’s Dry Cider
1 year ago

Henney’s Dry Cider

By  •  British

Henney’s Dry Cider is a typical Herefordshire dry cider. It’s so typical of the style it has been awarded PGI status by the European Union. But is this a typical cider or something more? Read More

Gwynt Y Ddraig Black Dragon
2 years ago

Gwynt Y Ddraig Black Dragon

By  •  British

A short drive north of Cardiff, Wales is a village called, Pontypridd. I can tell my spell check is going to be working over time tonight. Anyway, Pontypridd, is where you will find the Gwynt y Ddraig Cider and Perry company.  What started off as a hobby in the back shed has turned into an award winning cider house. I found a couple of bottles of their Gwynt Y Ddraig Black Dragon Traditional Farmhouse Cider

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Samuel Smith’s Organic Cider
2 years ago

Samuel Smith’s Organic Cider

By  •  British

Sometime I see a cider I have never seen before and I’ll just give it a go. That’s what’s happen here. I saw Samuel Smith’s Organic Cider. Produced from organically grown apples in the United Kingdom. Read More

Ross-On-Wye Traditional Farmhouse Still Perry
2 years ago

Ross-On-Wye Traditional Farmhouse Still Perry

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For the final in my series of British Real Ciders, we visit the small town of Ross-On-Wye to sample their Traditional Farmhouse Medium Sweet Still Perry. Yeah it’s a bit of a mouth full of a name. Read More