Once upon a time, back in November 2019, five cidermakers began an experiment to see what would happen if they each made a cider from the same apple juice.
Ross-on-Wye Cider pressed five batches of an identical blend of apples, four-fifths Dabinett and one-fifth Browns. Each was taken away by a producer to be made into a different cider.
The five who took part included: Ross-on-Wye Cider & Perry, Oliver's Cider & Perry, Little Pomona Orchard & Cidery, Hogan's Cider, and Pilton Cider.
Together the creations have become One Juice, a series of five diverse ciders, each fermented by a different cidermaker, following their own chosen approach but using the same raw ingredients. This unique project explores the concept of nature versus nurture and the role of the maker in fermentation.
The mixed case contains one bottle from each maker plus a booklet of tasting notes scribed by eloquent friend of cider, Martyn Goodwin-Sharman, aka @cidershit, Neutral Cider Hotel co-host
Very limited quantities available. If sold out here, please contact speciality cider retailers.