Rattler producers launch draught Cornish craft cider

Healeys Cornish Gold CyderThe producers of Cornwall’s modern Rattler cider range have launched a new crafted draught cider.

Healeys Cornish Gold will be fermented, blended and kegged in Cornwall and will be distributed by St Austell Brewery to pubs and bars across the south-west.

A second-generation family business, Healeys has been making premium ciders including the award-winning Rattler range from their farm in Penhallow, near Perranporth for over 25 years.

Joe Healey, commercial director at Healeys, said: “We’ve noticed there is a market for a quality, competitively-priced pouring cyder to sit alongside our premium Rattler brand.

“Healeys Cornish Gold is very much a crafted cider with each batch blended individually, tasted and quality-tested here on the farm.”

Launched in March, the new 4.5% ABV cider is on course to be available in 150 outlets by July.

Joe added: “This is an exciting new market for us and we’re hoping for the volume to increase incrementally over the coming months.

“It is also great to be strengthening our ongoing relationship with another Cornish business, St Austell Brewery, who will be distributing Healeys Cornish Gold. In 2012 we successfully launched Hicks and Healey Classic Whiskey together. Hopefully this will provide them with another foot in the door with a quality Cornish cider – one with strong branding and a great taste, all at a different price point.”

Healeys makes a wide range of award-winning juices, spirits, jams, and artisan ciders including the popular Rattler Cloudy Cyder which is sold in 750 pubs and bars nationwide.

Healeys Cyder Farm has 20 acres of orchards and 3,000 apple trees. Open year round, the farm offers a unique visitor experience attracting over 400,000 people each year.

Last year Healeys invested in a new in-house kegging system allowing the company to keg its ciders on-site.

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