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10 year old West Country Cider Spirit 42% is a delightful British drink with the complexity and richness of Christmas Pudding. We have bottled our 10 year old West Country Cider Spirit here as a miniature in our charming Apotheker 40ml bottle, a great bottle size for wedding favours and corporate gifts.
How is this best drunk?
Its raisiny tang is concentrated, dense and warming. It will provide you with a lasting aroma and memory of the Burrow Hill Farm orchard where its apples are grown. This is a drink that will please both the Single Malt enthusiast and Cognac drinker alike. A large glass of 10 year old West Country Cider Spirit drunk after a fine dinner and in front of an open fire is what dreams are made off....... If you like our 10 year old why not try our Somerset Pomona 20% which is made from a younger Cider Brandy spirit and a little kinder?
How is this made?
Cider Brandy is similar but very different from the more commonly known French Cider Brandy, produced in the Calvados Region of France. Both our 10 year old West Country Cider Spirit and our Somerset Pomona 20% are made at Burrow Hill Farm by Julian Temperley, a wonderfully passionate man who has achieved miracles to hold the first full cider distilling license in recorded history. The process of making Cider Brandy is complex. In the autumn Somerset vintage cider apples are gathered and pressed. The juice is fermented in huge oak vats and then distilled in two stills which have been named by Julian "Fifi" and "Josephine." The clear spirit, known as Eau de Vie, is then trickled into oak barrels where it is left to mature for 10 years. The combination of barrel, apples, soil and climate at Burrow Hill give Julian's Cider Brandy its distinctive and excellent taste.
Anything else I should know?
We have some fabulous cocktail and recipes that use Somerset 10 year old Cider Brandy in them. Here are some of our recipe ideas: