We have great taste, it’s official. We blended the Earl’s Reserve vintage russet cider towards the end of 2018 and created a unique mix of traditional mulling spices with added red peppercorn and hibiscus. We liked it but appreciated that it was very different to other mulled ciders or wines and a sizeable leap from our well-established sparkling ciders.
Winter sales went well and both the mulled cider and mulled apple juice proved wildly popular at Christmas events, notably the illuminations at Bedgebury. But when entering awards you just never know how a product is going to be received.
We’d have been very happy if just one was recognised by Great Taste but for both the mulled cider and mulled apple juice (Captivating Cox already being a 2* winner in 2016 on its own) to be awarded a star each is fantastic. And we can once again say that everything we produce has a national award of some sort, something that we’re immensely proud of.
Have you tried them yet?
Here are some comments from the judges:
For the cider:
“It had a soft spicy nose and restrained sweetness. The colour is a beautiful ruby red with good clarity. The flavour is lightly spiced, coupled with a sharp apple – it blends well together”
“This is warming and comforting. Delicious. “
“A delicate mulled cider and all the better for it.”
For the juice:
“Lovely aromatics, nice spice.”
“Vibrant crimson colour”
“Warm apple cinnamon notes on the nose and on the palate and a sweet and warming aftertaste”
Sparkle and Spice
Bonfire Night and Halloween are ideal occasions for our mulled cider or juice, and in the frosty run up to Christmas. In the meantime, the Earl’s reserve is versatile and a flavourful still cider in it’s own right without the addition of the Red Peppercorn & Hibiscus spices. Golden in colour, the fermented russet apples give depth of flavour and there’s a subtle a touch of sweetness from a little demerara sugar. The lightweight 3 litre pouch with convenient carry handles and pouring tap make it an ideal take away to picnics, barbecues and festivals. So there’s no need to wait for winter to arrive