Monday, 30 September 2013

How D'ya Like Them Apples? Orchard Pig Reveller Cider

Well it seems this rather lovely weather is staying with us for a little while longer. Only this morning was I preparing to break out the winter warmers and the good whisky, when I peered out my bedroom window to a sunny day. It was around that time that I was struck with a rather complicated dilemma. Not only do I not have any summery booze in the house, but I've spent all of my money on my winter stocks. Oh, what is a booze hound to do?!

All of a sudden it hit me like a champagne cork to the gentleman's area! While perusing my local Majestic, I stumbled across a rather gorgeous little craft cider that's perfect for days like these.

In the depths of Somerset lies a farm by the name of Orchard Pig. Started in 2004 by two friends, Orchard Pig produces a range of ciders and other apple-centric beverages from the fruit of their own farm.

The juicy miracle I speak of today is Orchard Pig Reveller. Golden in colour, it has aromas of freshly baked apple pies with hints of cinnamon. Judging from the nose alone I suspected this to be a rich and hefty number. Imagine my surprise when I lifted the glass to my mouth to discover a delicately spritzy texture with lashings of bitter-sweet apples and a little citrus twist to round it all off. Elegant, juicy and full of finesse, serve this porky gem chilled, but not overly chilled, to really appreciate it's depth of flavour.

Now here's the twist in the tail (wahey!), a case of 12 bottles is currently on offer at Majestic
for the unbelievable sum of just £12! I know right?!? That's only £1 a bottle. And they're not namby-pamby little bottles, but big beasty half litres!

So there you have it folks, the perfect solution to this unexpected weather at a wallet-friendly price.

Oink Oink!

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