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We provide in-depth cider reviews and feature articles. Our Top 100 list is to be published and reviewed bi-annually and our awards are to be issued annually. We welcome submission of both craft and commercial cider for free review.
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Most Recent Cider Reviews
- Crumpton Oaks – Apple Cider – ReviewedProducer: Crumpton Oaks http://crumptonoaks.co.ukCider Name: Apple CiderRegion: Malvern HillsABV:5Taste: MediumServed: 500ml Bottle ChilledSmell: Fruity AppleColour: Golden AmberClarity: ClearCarbonation: Lightly Sparkling Review / Tasting notes “Our award winning crisp and refreshing golden apple cider. Full of fruity flavour from the finest bittersweet apples harvested from our orchard family and balanced with dessert apples for a perfect medium taste and crisp finish.” This … Continue reading “Crumpton Oaks – Apple Cider – Reviewed”
- Ross-on-Wye – Foxwhelp – ReviewedProducer: Ross-on-Wye http://rosscider.comCider Name: Fowhelp (2021 – Pressed 2019)Region: HerefordshireABV:6.0Taste: Bittersharp and AcidicServed: 500ml Bottle ChilledSmell: Fruity, citrusColour: GoldenClarity: ClearCarbonation: Lightly Sparkling Review / Tasting notes “Foxwhelp must surely be the most iconic cider apple: a lovely fruity aroma leads immediately into a burst of acidity that has sharpness, intensity and depth like no other variety can offer.” This is not for … Continue reading “Ross-on-Wye – Foxwhelp – Reviewed”
- Pilton Cider – Tamoshanta – ReviewedProducer: Pilton Cider http://www.piltoncider.comCider Name: TamoshantaRegion: SomersetABV:4.7Taste: Medium sweet and smokey with a whiskey and charcoal infusionServed: 750ml Bottle ChilledSmell: Smokey, Fruity, vanillaColour: AmberClarity: ClearCarbonation: Lightly Sparkling Review / Tasting notes “A fruity keeved cider, partially fermented in oak barrels.” This cider takes its name from the epic poem Tam o’ Shanter by Robert Burns, as on Burns Night, the young … Continue reading “Pilton Cider – Tamoshanta – Reviewed”
- Cranbourne Chase – The Whitewigs – ReviewedProducer: Cranbourne Chase Cider http://www.cranbournechasecider.co.ukCider Name: The WhitewigsRegion: DorsetABV:6.0Taste: SweetServed: 500ml Bottle ChilledSmell: Sweet AppleColour: GoldenClarity: ClearCarbonation: Lightly Sparkling Review / Tasting notes “Enriched by our own Dorset Apples, our crafted ciders reveal delightful, refreshing fruitiness, coldly fermented exposing their natural yeast and sugars.” Sweet apples greet you as you open the bottle and this aroma remains as it settles into … Continue reading “Cranbourne Chase – The Whitewigs – Reviewed”
- Gwatkin – Game Cock Cider – ReviewedProducer: Gwatkin https://gwatkincider.co.uk/Cider Name: Game Cock CiderRegion: HerefordshireABV:4.5Taste: SweetServed: 500ml Bottle ChilledSmell: Sweet AppleColour: AmberClarity: ClearCarbonation: Still Review / Tasting notes “The game cock cider, like the bird, is handy and dauntless in character and won’t take long to rustle your feathers. Your only instinct is to try the plucky sweet cider that mates well with the game of the land.” … Continue reading “Gwatkin – Game Cock Cider – Reviewed”
- Skyborry – Pommage – ReviewedProducer: Skyborry Cider & PerryCider Name: Pommage 2019Region: PowysABV:5.0%Taste: Medium SweetServed: 375ml Bottle Room TemperatureSmell: Fresh ApplesColour: AmberClarity: ClearCarbonation: Lightly Sparkling Review / Tasting notes “Fruit from the main cider orchard harvested at Hawkswood Farm: a short distance from the town of Hay on Wye on the Welsh border. Stoke Red (bitter sharp), Kingston Black (bittersharp), Bulmer’s Norman (bittersweet), Chisel Jersey, and Dabinett (both bittersweet) were … Continue reading “Skyborry – Pommage – Reviewed”
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