At the start of Spring and Autumn each year, a curated pack* will arrive at your door – a little like magic.
It’ll be a mix of Cider Club exclusive releases – where our cider makers get really creative – and first access to our sought after heritage release ciders – think Kingston Black and Sullivans Cove Whisky Aged – along with the occasional taste of our Charles Oates apple spirits.
Plus you’ll receive
15% off our cider and spirits via our members-only online store
Free shipping on all of the above
First access to other experimental ciders and spirits throughout the year
Cider tastings and dinner invitations you won’t want to turn down
*Typically a six-pack of our 750ml (champagne bottle) ciders, occasionally less when we include our apple spirits.
Current Release Box
You’ll receive three different limited release ciders. Two each of our new releases – one to enjoy now, one to stash away for later!
Think about these ciders as wine – if you find one you love, put away a case so you can drink them over time and experience their evolution.
Lucidity–clarity of expression. This cider is a raw expression of the ‘Sturmer Pippin’ apple, a great sour, fresh and intense apple that has been used for eating, cooking and creating cider for hundreds of years. Juice left to ferment naturally over 4 weeks with whole apples swirling through the ferment created this bright and intense cider. 6 months of aging the finished ferment with the sturmer apples still bobbing around to slowly increase the flavours and textures of this cider. Bottled and naturally carbonated within bottle has created a sharp and fresh profile with notes of honey suckle and toffee apple, a very textural and silky mouth feel almost as if biting into the apple itself.
Senescence – Autumnal colours. Made using an old French and English technique called ‘Keeving’. First noted down in the late 1800’s the technique involved setting the pectin present in the apples to for what the English called the ‘Flying Lees’ or what the French referred to as the ‘Chapeau Brun’ or brown cap. Fermentation started slow and wild, with the building co2 being caught in the net of pectin it then rises and catches nutrient to starve and slow the yeast. The tannins start subtle but build as one makes there way through the glass providing excellent texture and length to the cider.
Pomme De Yard–Garden of apples. In this bottle is a smorgasbord of fruit from quinces to pears and of course an assortment of cider apples. All of this fruit was foraged from back yards, old and forgotten orchards and road side fruit trees that have been left for the animals. We went out and picked all the apples to create something extremely unique and layered. The apples and pears got pressed together to incorporate, the tartness and sweetness together, as the ferment started to swirl, whole quinces where added to give the nose a floral and fresh aroma. The final product has then been carbonated in bottle with the addition of juice to give the pallet a creamy yet sharp taste, rhubarb and custard comes to mind with a bramble-sharpness to clean the pallet off.
Simple. $195, twice a year, charged just before your pack is sent out.
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