So heres our review of this years favourite ciders to enjoy over the festive season.

All guaranteed to give you that warm glow from the inside –

Pouring draught cider at Heck’s in Somerset

  • Red Streak, Perry’s – A medium single variety lightly sparkling cider, from the Somerset Redstreak cider apple. A rich fruity taste, and interesting dark red colour, definately sets this cider apart from the rest. 6.0% ABV.

  • Amazing cider, Amazing cider company – Medium dry sparkling cider – Much Marcle, Herefordshire, home of the Big Apple festival. ‘Amazing’ is a smooth refreshing cider blended with local Yarlington Mill and Dabinett apples for a taste that exlpodes in your mouth with zing and crispness. 6.5% ABV
  • Sussex Cyder, Gospel Green Cyder (no website) – Contact: James and Cathy Lane 01428 654120 email – Champagne method cyder from local fruit in East Sussex producing a delicious, refreshing and alternative sparkling drink. Critically acclaimed by BBC Food and Drink programme and BBC Radio 4 Food Programme. Great for wine and champagne lovers! 8.5% ABV
  • Kingston Black, Heck’s – The award winning Heck’s family produce single varietal still  cider that is quite complex in taste. A medium cider made from Kingston Black apples, and stored in wooden rum barrels, resulting in a smooth clean cider, that has a strong woody, spirited aftertaste. 6% ABV.
  • Stewley, Gaymer’s – A medium cider with soft autumn fruit flavours. Named after the orchard all the apples that make this cider comes from. Well rounded and superbly balanced. If you want to get into real cider this christmas this is the one to start with. 6.8% ABV.
  • Of course no Christmas would be complete without Mulled / Spiced Cider, check out our recipe!

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Line up of our favourite ciders this festive season

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