More Sheppy’s cider today!
This one has a very good south-west taste – it’s fairly dry and rough-tasting, and also quite strong. Very summery!
This is another one that Dad brought me from the south-west.
This has a lovely comforting warm sweet taste, and is my favourite out of all the Sheppy’s ciders I’ve tried. When Mum and Dad went back to the south-west a couple of weeks ago, they asked if there was a particular variety I wanted, and this is the one I chose! I’ve not checked yet if they managed to find it, but I hope they did ’cause it would make a lovely Christmas drink this winter.
This is one I tried in the bar of the Jesmond Dene House hotel when my in-laws were staying there. I’ve also since had it at another bar in central Newcastle.
South West Orchards is lovely and sweet, but there’s definitely a southwest ‘farm’ taste about it, which gives it a sharper edge. Very nice though!
(This post did try to call itself ‘1989’. Tempted as I was to leave it, my need for my cider series to be organised properly is greater.)
This was a cider that I tried last month when the Free Trade Inn in central Newcastle had it on draught.
It wouldn’t be a British summer without one independent real cider! It’s quite light-tasting for a rough, but it shows its true colours towards the end of the pint, when the taste gets stronger. I presume this is due to the stuff that sinks!
You can see the proper logo on the Harleston website.
This was the first of the alternative ciders I tried in my local following the Symonds situation.
I don’t normally drink Rekorderlig, because all its varieties are sugary sugary sweet – too sweet even for me. Wild Berries is no exception. It’s still better than Symonds, though.
Back in the UK for more ciders!
I arrived back home to find that our local pub had changed its regular draught cider from Stowford Press to Symonds, due to deals with manufacturers and stuff. I am not very happy about this, because Stowford Press is one of my favourite ciders, and Symonds is…not. It’s too dry for me, and I find it pretty tasteless.
What this means is that I’m tempted to start frequenting other local pubs instead. Hopefully some of them will have some tastier ciders for me!
It’s the last cider from Canada, and the fiftieth different cider I’ve drunk this year! I had this one on the 23rd of July, so I suppose it’s possible I might get to a hundred different ones for 2018. We’ll see!
You can see the logo better on the official website.
Waupoos is a nice dry cider with a lovely strength to it. I’d had this one the previous time we visited Toronto, in 2016, so it was nice to see it again!