Devon-based Lyme Bay Winery has extended its Jack Ratt cider range with the introduction of three Ammonite craft ciders, with flavours of sour cherry, botanicals and hops.
The West Country winery’s Jack Ratt cider range, named after notorious West Country smuggler Jack Rattenbury, fuses traditional recipes and local ingredients with up-to-date production techniques.
Inspired by one of the most instantly recognisable marine fossils found on the beaches of the South West, the new Ammonite craft ciders are made from the freshly-pressed juice of West Country apples.
They are available in three different flavours; Sour Cherry, Botanical and Hops.
Responding to the growing appetite for ‘sour’ drinks, Ammonite Sour Cherry Cider is integrated cherry notes of almond, clove and a hint of cinnamon.
Ammonite Botanical Cider displays crisp apple flavours intermingled with the traditional gin notes of juniper, angelica, and coriander. The added complexity of orange and black pepper make this a multi-layered cider.
For beer lovers, Ammonite Hops Cider is a dry-hopped West Country version combining the lightly tart and tannic bite of cider with simcoe and cascade hops. These classic American IPA hops add citrus overtones and a distinctive pine-like aroma.
All three Ammonite ciders come in 330ml brown bottles with striking labels designed by Devon-based design house WeAreBluesoup.
The complete range of 4% ABV 330ml ciders are available to trade customers in cases of 12 at £17.04 (ex.VAT), RRP £2.50 each.