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Hillbilly Vintage Blackberry 2018
9 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
9 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
9 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

Sydney Brewery Oaked Organic Cider
10 months ago

Sydney Brewery Oaked Organic Cider

Sydney Brewery, is the Brewery famed for pun-tastic beers named after iconic Sydney Suburbs; Manly Perry, Surry Hills Pils, Darlo Dark and Sydney Cider. Made in the heart of Australia’s biggest city. The Oaked Organic Cider may break the naming convention but how does the taste break down? Read More

Small Acres 2016 Perry
1 year 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

Pomologist Cider 2015
1 year ago

Pomologist Cider 2015

A quiet pint in a London pub changed the face of a farm a few hours’ drive south of Sydney forever. When the founders of Pomologist Cider tasted a real …
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Tuckerbox Apple Cider
1 year ago

Tuckerbox Apple Cider

There was old yarn about the pioneers pushing west. Their efforts were foiled by a dog sitting on their tuckerbox spoiling the food supplies. Borambola Wines also had dog who stood guard who met an untimely end and have chosen to name their cider, Tuckerbox Apple Cider, after this Jack Russel Terrior box. Borambola Wines are based between Gundagai and Wagga Wagga in the central southern region of New South Wales. The company started as a winery and while they do grow the grapes locally, the apples are sourced from Orange. And hey, we know Orange grows great apples so we are off to a good start. Read More

Small Acres Cats Pyjamas 2015
2 years ago

Small Acres Cats Pyjamas 2015

A couple of years ago I reviewed the Small Acres Cats Pyjamas 2011 vintage. 2 years later the central New South Wales cider house has released the 2015 version. So how does it compare to it’s older sibling?  Read More