Breakwells Seedling is a pretty rare apple discovered in Monmouth, a little town on the Welsh border, a little over a century ago. Dunkerton’s orchards just so happen to have a few of these trees and used them to make the Dunkertons Breakwells Seedling Cider.
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.
One of things I love about reviewing English ciders is the history. Take this Bottle of Wilcox Cheddar Mill Yarlington Mill Medium Cider; you can trace its history all the way back to their first cider press which started work in 1868. History is one thing, but relying on the hard work of your great granddaddy alone does not make a good cider. Have Wilcox made a modern cider with their traditional training?
The Tricky Cider Company is about as top-secret as ciders get. Tricky’s Medium Sweet real cider is made on an ex army base somewhere on the Devonshire and Somerset border by two blokes known as the hairy one and the tall fella. Lets crack this code and review this cider.
Perry’s cider, the rather confusingly named cider company is famous for their ciders and not so much for their perrys. Since being in the UK, I’ve has the opportunity to try some of Perry limited edition ciders. But today I’m trying one of their more famous blends. Well to call it a blend is a bit of a lie. You see this cider is a single variety cider. Some say the art of cider making is in the blending of different varieties to the makers’ whim. The Somerset Dabinett is made entirely from famous Dabinett cider apples all grown in deepest darkest Somerset.