Our cidermaker Laurence Cocking joined us in the late spring of 2022. A self-confessed Yarlington Mill addict, he joyfully tasted through the many tanks and barrels we had in the cellar of this lovely apple earlier this year. Thick Cut is the result, a sumptuous, bottle-conditioned, single-varietal cider, drawn exclusively from ex-cognac casks after nine months of maturation.
Such is the depth of the burnished orange colour, it looks like you’re pouring liquid marmalade into a glass! It’s sweet on the nose, almost barley sugar, but there’s also incense, dark chocolate, candied orange and smoke. On the palate, there’s more sweetness, together with orange oil, orange peel, baking spice especially clove, all wrapped in pillowy soft and chewy tannins. A fine streak of gentle acid gives it freshness and fruit and a lingering sweetness at the finish.
8% abv. Serve at 10°C. Gluten free. Vegan friendly. No added sulphites.