Discover our curated selection of hard-to-find, small batch fine, heritage ciders.
Fine, heritage cider is a wild and wonderful world - full of nuance and complexity. Just getting started? We've created a handy guide to understanding cider. Take a tour and get ready to explore!
One of the biggest myths is that all ciders are sweet! Instead, there is a large range: from bone dry - to a crisp semi-dry - to a fuller semi-sweet - to rich intense sweetness. What appeals to you?
To sparkle or not? It's a deliberate decision by the cider maker. Ciders can range from zesty bright sparkling to subtle fizziness (which we call "petillant") to absolutely still. Bubbles (or the lack of them) play a big role in how the cider feels, smells and tastes.
Just like with wine, the flavor possibilities in a heritage cider are endless. Was that a hint of peach, maybe pineapple? Or something more citrusy, like a grapefruit? Could that have been fennel, or maybe pepper? Was it almost earthy... could it even have a note of smoke? Sip and see.