Gintroducing…. Safine Drenc!

It was never going to happen. We never planned to do it. In fact, it wasn’t even on the list of things to do. So why, you may ask, are you bringing out a Wharf Distillery Northamptonshire Gin? And why now!? At the distillery we are very fortunate to also have a shop. Well we […]

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Woughton Orchard

The Threat to Traditional Cider and the 35% Juice Conundrum

The Chancellor, Philip Hammond, announced in the budget a new tax on ‘white cider’ over 7%, to create a new duty band for cider between 7 and 7.5%. So what exactly is white cider, and what does this mean for traditional cider? Well “white cider” is a meaningless term, there is no such thing in […]

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The Writing on the Wall

Like a revered piece of Banksy grafitti, the writing had been on the wall for a couple of years and was beginning to fade, so it was inevitable that we would have to find new premises, and quickly. The clock had been ticking for a long time. The site of our new home came as […]

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Still Time to Expand

In 2011 we started producing our own apple brandy and in 2014 we acquired our first still, Velocity, extending our product range to include malt spirit. In 2016 we now feel the time is right to expand the range further, increase our capacity and to create a dedicated brand for our unique artisanal spirits and liqueurs. […]

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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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Wharf Cider Apples

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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