Cheeky Grog Co have a secret. 7 secret apples go in The Cheeky Grog Co Secret Seven Cider. All grown on the river flats of the Goulburn and Murray regions of Victoria. Nobody outside Cheeky HQ in Bunbartha, Victoria knows what goes into it.
Twas the day before Christmas and all the creatures where stirring, especially in this house. Stockings were hung by the chimney, bugger it I’m off the the pub. Christmas in Edinburgh is cold and the pubs are warm. In an effort to drink local I’ve got myself a bottle of Thistly Cross Traditional Cider.
Down in deepest, darkest Somerset, the Sheppy Family started making cider around 200 years ago. In the Great British summer of 2013 that family picked cider apples from the Three Bridges Farm, they then age that young cider in oak barrels. But is it worth the title of Sheppy’s Vintage Reserve 2013?
This is the second time I have reviewed Small Acres Cyder Sparkling Traditional Dry I thought I had quite a good “Real Cider Review” typed up after sharing the 2011 vintage cider with some friends. We all had a glass, we all ooo-ed and ahh-ed at the appropriate moments. I tried my best to type as the opinions came forth. The Next day I came back to my draft to add the photos and prepare the piece for you to read, then… Disaster!