What do you do when you have regionally unique apples? Well, that should be pretty obvious, make a single variety cider. That’s exactly what Ramborn Cider has done with the Erbachhofer Cider from 2016 Harvest. Read More
Luxembourg’s Ramborn Cider has been making cider from locally-sourced apples since 2014. Over those years 1 blend has remained the same. This is the story of how the CM blend has changed over the years and became the Ramborn Original Medium Dry Cider. I’m going to look at how 4 areas of the cider have changed over the 6 years: Branding, Colour, Smell, and Taste. So, let’s dive in.
An Apple and Pear Blend from the centre of the European Union, grown in meadow orchards. You know it’s a Ramborn Cider. This is a limited release cider from the 2017 Vintage Apple and Pear Blend.
A few years ago, I got twitter message from this guy in Luxembourg “Hey do you want to try our Ramborn Cider? We had a call to arrange the shipment, “You’re in Austria, right? I’ll post you a few samples”. At which point I had to point out it was Australia, not Austria. Anyway after some back and forth I got the samples. One of those ciders went on to be named the best of the rest of the world in 2016. After that, they said if you are ever in the area come and visit. So, while I was in Scotland this year, I decided why not jump on a flight over to see the lads at Ramborn Cider Read More
Last year I got a few bottles of Ramborn’s different ciders. I thought the CM Blend was so good, I named it my best International cider for 2016. Then I was cleaning out the fridge and there was a bottle of Ramborn Somerset Blend.
Ramborn Cider is not a one cider show. The CM Blend shows off the apples unique to Luxembourg with the bulk of the CM Blend Cider being made up of the Rambo Apple. The CM Blend is the signature cider made by Ramborn Cider. Check out It shows off all the cider making knowledge gained when the cider maker traveled to UK to learn the craft. Read More
Have you ever heard a cider from Luxembourg? No? You have now. Ramborn is Luxembourg’s leading/only craft cider label. They have recently launched with 3 ciders so over the next few weeks I’m going to review them. Today I’m starting with the Ramborn Farmhouse Dry Cider.