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Hillbilly Vintage Blackberry 2018
6 months ago

Hillbilly Vintage Blackberry 2018

Hillbilly Vintage Ciders are always very good. A few years back I put that vintage in 2nd place on my Real Cider Reviews Best Ciders of 2014. In the years following, the quality has always been top shelf. Something different happened to a few of the 2017 vintage’s bottles. Blackberries! This is the story of the Hillbilly Vintage Blackberry 2018

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Incy Wincy Cyder – Huntsman 2017
6 months ago

Incy Wincy Cyder – Huntsman 2017

This is part 2 from Incy Wincy Cider. Scurrying along behind is the evolution on the X3, known as The Huntsman 2017. Named after the big Aussie spider known for living in cracks in wood.  Read More

Incy Wincy Cyder X3
6 months ago

Incy Wincy Cyder X3

Incy Wincy Cyder sent me a few bottles to try. The X3 and the Huntsman, so this is going to be a 2 parter. These guys are new to the market and are creating flavours that are pretty unique on the Aussie cider scene. First up is the Incy Wincy Cyder X3. Read More

Small Acres 2016 Perry
9 months ago

Small Acres 2016 Perry

Small Acres have probably won more awards than anybody else on the Australian Cider scene. The 2013 version of this took out the Best Perry at the 2016 Cider Awards. So, with this year’s awards right around the corner is the Small Acres 2016 Perry a hot tip to take out the gong again? Read More

UK Cider Tour Day 2
11 months ago

UK Cider Tour Day 2

By  •  British, News

My UK Cider Tour Day 2 started off with a replacement bus service from Bristol to Newport. Wales isn’t world-famous for its cider…yet. I have managed to get my hands on a few bottles in the past and they have always been quality. Read More

Willie Smith’s Kingston Black
1 year ago

Willie Smith’s Kingston Black

Lately the lads down at Willie Smith’s have been doing a run of limited releases. Finally they have got around to doing a single variety cider of my favourite apple – introducing the Willie Smith’s Kingston Black 2017. Read More

Simple Cider Cox’s Orange Pippin
2 years ago

Simple Cider Cox’s Orange Pippin

When was the last time you tasted something with a direct connection to the 1890’s? Tasmania’s Simple Cider make their Cox’s Orange Pippin Cider from trees, dating back to the start of Tassie agricultural history. Read More

Bilpin – Archibald Extra Brut Cider
2 years ago

Bilpin – Archibald Extra Brut Cider

A year or so ago I had the Bilpin Archibald cider. It was pretty dry but it did have a little back sweetening. Now the guys at Bilpin Cider co have released a version with out the back sweetening fresh juice and it’s bottle conditioned. I have high hopes for this the Archibald Extra Brut Cider.

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