You’ll receive three different limited release ciders
Two each of our new releases – one to enjoy now, one to stash away for later!
2021 Bulmers Norman – Originally hailing from Normandy, France (hence the Norman) the Bulmers Norman received its name as a cider apple thanks to H.P. Bulmer & Co Ltd, who expanded its cultivation in Hereford in the early 20th century. A remarkably bitter and astringent apple leads to a beautifully structured and complex cider that will transport you to an autumn day spent crunching through golden leaves.
Full of tart red berries and bramble fruits with an abundance of dry tannins, this distinctive cider works well with a Sunday roast.
2021 Yarlington Mill – Discovered growing out of the water near the village of Yarlington, UK, the Yarlington Mill was born to endure the elements of nature – just like Tasmanians. A handsome, well-behaved tree in the orchard (most cider apple trees aren’t), it makes handsome, well-behaved ciders in the shed. Themes of baked and dried fruits, soft caramel notes and fine tannins with a hint of barnyard funk. Discerning drinking for the deliciously inclined.
An orchard blend of 14 varieties from all our cider apple orchards, juiced together and then fermented as one to allow maximum integration of flavours. Where in single variety ciders the goal is purity of expression, the goal here is for no one variety to stand out. Rather chasing a perfect balance of tannin, acid and fruit sweetness to create a full and complete cider.
2021 Kingston Black – Thanks to its artistry in making well-balanced single variety ciders, this beauty is one of the best-known and most highly regarded British cider apples. With sharp acidity, fine tannins, and complex fruit flavours, this highly aromatic apple variety is also one of the few cider apples that are delicious eaten fresh. Lifted aromas of blossoms, sherbet and crisp fresh apples, plus a balance of acid, tannins and fruit sweetness, this cider works hard to deliver a unique flavour.
Similar to 2018, this year’s release has stand-out fresh green apple and sherbet aromatics. Fruit sweetness gives way to tight acidity and balanced astringency that is both intriguing and refreshing.
Think about these ciders as wine – if you find one you love, put away a case so you can drink them over time and see their evolution.