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Willie Smiths French Blend
1 month ago

Willie Smiths French Blend

Willie Smiths have always been influenced by the French cider makers. It’s been evident over the years in their quest for French style funk. The French Blend is the pinnacle of this quest. Read More

Willie Smith’s Whisky Aged
9 months ago

Willie Smith’s Whisky Aged

This is Willie Smith’s Whisky Aged Cider. I often talk about a sense of place with a cider. Apples reflect the soil they’re rooted in. Vintages reflect the season. Wild yeasts native to a cider house sneak in with a signature flourish. A simple glass of cider can be a lesson in everything from meteorology to geography and even history. Read More

Willie Smith’s Kingston Black
10 months 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

Willie Smith’s Somerset Redstreak
1 year ago

Willie Smith’s Somerset Redstreak

It may be staying the obvious but to make a good cider you need start with good apples. But if you start with just one type of apple, will it have the depth and character? In a test of what an apple can do, Willie Smith release the 2017 Somerset Redstreak Dry Cider . Read More

Willie Smith’s Traditional 2017 Cider
1 year ago

Willie Smith’s Traditional 2017 Cider

Willie Smith’s have set me a challenge. Pint or flute, flute or pint. The Traditional 2017 Cider has been in the planning for several years. Finally, I get to see what the Willie Smiths Traditional 2017 Cider is all about. Read More

Lost Pippen Wild Tasmanian Apple Cider
2 years ago

Lost Pippen Wild Tasmanian Apple Cider

Along the Coal River on the Tasmanian east coast, Lost Pippin is growing desert apples and a little bit of wild yeast. A cool climate helps grow great apples. So I’m very much looking forward to getting into this, the Wild Tasmanian Apple Cider.  Read More

Willie Smith’s STURMtrooper Mk2
2 years ago

Willie Smith’s STURMtrooper Mk2

A long time ago (this season) in a galaxy far, far away (Tasmania)…Willie Smiths dropped a new cider the STURMtrooper Mk2. Warning, bad Star Wars puns ahead, from a dude who has never seen Star Wars.

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Lost Pippin Special Release Vintage 2014
2 years ago

Lost Pippin Special Release Vintage 2014

Sometimes cidermakers make a cider that will have a wide appeal, to sell well and get their name out there. Sometimes they cut loose, experiment a bit and make something they want to drink. When you get your hands on one like that it’s probably something you want to pay attention to.  That’s the back story for Lost Pippin’s Special Release 2014.

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