Cornish Orchards plugs gap for less sweet ciders

Cornish Orchards Dry Cider

Fuller’s has added the new Dry Cider to its Cornish Orchards range after identifying a gap for a drier, less sweet style.

It is made with three apple varieties – Harry Masters Jersey, Dabinett and Michelin – which deliver a traditional West Country cider character.

Available in 50-litre kegs and 500ml bottles, it has a full, fruity flavour with a long, dry finish due to the tannins in these apple varieties. It has ABV of 5.2%.

Patrick Gardner, general manager at Cornish Orchards, said: “We’re really excited about this new product. We looked at typical draught cider ranges available at the bar and noticed there was a definite gap in the market for a drier, less sweet option.

“Dry Cider is perfect for the drinkers who are looking to move away from the sweet ciders that currently dominate the market.”

It adds to a range led by Cornish Orchards Gold, which is made with a combination of cider and dessert apples from Cornwall and available in bottles, on draught and in 30-litre kegs.

Cornish Orchards was founded in 1999 by Andy Atkinson and is based at Westnorth Manor Farm in Duloe, Cornwall. It was acquired by Fuller’s in 2013.

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