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Somerset Cider Brandy Co, Kingston Black
The legendary Kingston Black!
Made from a blend of Cider Brandy and the juice of one of the finest and rarest of vintage cider apples.
It has all the sweetness of apples with the depth and quality of flavour which has made Kingston Black a legend in the apple orchards of the West Country.
This has to be one of our favourite tipples, perfect for after dinner, or to be kept close to the hip on a brisk winters walk.
50cl 18% abv
Store in a cool dry place and drink by use by.
We farm in harmony with nature, using regenerative farming techniques to nurture our countryside. By supporting us you are helping us to sustain 25 small-scale farming families.Our Mission
We offer speedy next day delivery in our 100% recyclable packaging. There is a minimum order value of £30 for all orders. We deliver to the whole of the UK, including the Scottish Highlands and Channel Islands.Delivery Information
We have received the countries highest accolades including; BBC 4 Food & Farming Best Producer, The Telegraph's Best Butcher, The Independent's Best Meat Box, Great Taste Top 50 Best Food Products.Quality
The farm sits among 180 acres of cider apple orchards at the base of Burrow Hill in Somerset. Here, cider has been pressed for over 200 years. In 1989 the Temperly family were granted the UK’s first ever full cider-distilling license and they have been distilling award winning cider into Somerset Cider Brandy ever since.
Pesticides are never used on the farm, which means the apples are smaller and tastier than those grown in orchards meant for industrial cider. In order to protect the local bee population the orchards are scattered with bee hotels and plant borders with the bees’ favourite foods. Instead of mowers sheep are used to graze the orchards until the apples start to fall in the autumn.
In the autumn over forty varieties of vintage cider apples such as Dabinett, Kingston Black, Stoke Red, Yarlington Mill and Harry Masters are harvested. By the spring the pure juice of the traditional cider is ready to drink.
Half of their cider is set aside for distilling in Josephine and Fifi, the families famous copper stills. The resulting clear spirit, known as Eau de Vie or ‘water of life’ is trickled into small oak casks to mature into brandy. It takes seven tons of apples to fill just one 500 litre barrel.
For the past thirty years the Temperly family have been reviving the ancient art of Somerset Cider Brandy production.
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