Just across the border in Devon, Lyme Bay Winery have released three new craft ciders, their Ammonite range in three flavours; Botanicals, Sour Cherry & Hops. I was sent a bottle of each to review and was interested to discover if these flavoured ciders are aimed at the purist cider drinker or for non-believers as an introduction to the wonderful world of cider?
Botanicals – This refreshing & lively cider could almost be a gin, with subtle flavours of juniper, angelica & coriander.
Sour Cherry – The cherry flavour is very dry & sour, but one that grows on you as you drink it.
Hops – Made using classic American IPA hops Simcoe and Cascade, not as sweet as the others and the hops added a real ale/earthy/meadow flavour to the cider. Of the three this one was my favourite cider and helped me survive the England vs Colombia game!
The flavours in the Ammonite range are understated and don’t overpower the great Jack Ratt cider, so will appeal to a wide range of cider drinkers and you could have some great fun matching them with food. If you are new to cider or have a bright red nose, give them a try, you will be glad you did.
They can be purchased direct from Lyme Bay or from any good wine shops and farm shops across the land.
Lyme Bay Winery
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