Distillery News

  • 8 Months in 8 Minutes

    Ok, I confess, I’m probably not the worlds best blogger. Strangely I quite enjoy the act of blogging, time however always seems to get the better of me, and what seemed like just a few weeks between blogs actually became months. In this case 8 months! So here we go, a catch up of the …

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  • Virtual Orchard Goes Large

    First of all, let me apologise for the hiatus of blogs since the harvest in September. Poor I know but a lot has happened in the time that has passed and I guess I have been rather pre-occupied. OK, so I’m possibly being a bit cryptic, apologies again, just lots of updates and not sure …

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  • Hot Off the Press

    What a great start to the season. Three quarters of a tonne of hand-picked apples from nine different orchards and, 6 hours later, 500 litres of glorious juice. Everything didn’t quite go according to plan though and, at 9.30am I was wondering whether there would be any juice at all! The day started with an unusual …

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  • Let the Harvest Begin

    Today was a good day. Today I started collecting apples ready for the first pressing of the year this coming weekend. Well technically I started yesterday, but that was just a few kilos, whereas today was nearer half a tonne. The weather was spot on too: a nice cool breeze and a little bit of …

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  • That first real taste!

    It’s always a worry. You put it off as long as you can, as if the delay will make everything taste that much better. Of course, it may not taste great at all! After a long winter and fermentation phase, there is always the question of whether or not the cider will taste good or not. This is even more …

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  • Cheers to the Cider!

    Welcome to my blog! Not that it’s much of a blog yet as I haven’t really written anything. However, the plan is to blog the ramblings of a cider maker during the course of  a cider year. As the fruit starts to ripen I’ll begin to sharpen the pencil and scribe my thoughts…   watch this …

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