Last week I got to sit down with the UK’s Ciderologist, Gabe Cook. At a pretty noisy pub in Sydney hip inner west we got chatting about cider from the UK, Australia and around the world. Read More
Last year I had a look at The Apple Thief Granny Smith. Then The Apple Thief’s Pink Lady won the best in class at the 2014 Cider Australian Cider Awards and now my local is serving it. What better a reason to review this single variety cider?
Apple Thief set themselves apart in the market by making ciders from single varieties of apples. The clue is in the name, Apple Thief Granny Smith Cider. David Purcell the owner and cider maker, grew up in the apple orchards of Batlow, New South Wales. He’s set himself a challenge making ciders without blending varieties instead it’s made exclusively from Granny Smiths.