Naughty Nanna, you might have one. 3 Sons Cider certainly did. This newly released cider pays tribute to the 3 Sons grannie. The story goes, the boy’s nanna was not much of a cider drinker, but she did have a habit of nicking off with some of the fresh juice straight out of the press.  

The apples used here are a mix of apples traditionally used for cider making and apples more commonly found in your kitchen fruit bowl. All the fruit is grown locally in the Canberra area.

The Nose

This is taking me back to a shed deep in Herefordshire with the scent of bitter apples. Rose blossom notes provide a warm inviting embrace, think nanna’s cuddles.

The Taste

Medium to medium-sweet on the sugar scale there’s nothing clingy about those sugar levels. A few harsher bitter elements spike through in the form of a few acetone notes. That rose blossom scent does come through to the taste but not as pronounced as in the scent

A long and lingering aftertaste highlighting the bitter tones from the cider apples, nothing muddy or confusing just long-lasting. It kind of makes you want another sip to replace the bitters with the fruiter and roses tones.

Final Thoughts on the 3 Sons Naughty Nanna

The Naughty Nanna fills a gap in 3 Sons range. Fitting neatly between the Pomme and the Kingston Black Cider in terms of the cider apple percentage and a little sweeter than the Comfortably Numb. I think more people are going to choose the Comfortably Numb unless they really like that sharper acetone hit often found in Somerset Style Ciders. This may make the Naughty Nanna the best suited in the range for a food pairing, I reckon some crumbly cheeses and a dollop of chutney would hit the spot.

Product Naughty Nanna
Company 3 Sons Cider
Sweetness Medium Sweet
Alc/Vol 6.5%
Country of Origin Australia
Region Canberra, ACT


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