On receiving a bottle of our 2003, and another of our as yet unreleased 2017, Adam Wells has written this remarkable piece at ‘Malt’… https://malt-review.com/2020/05/16/bollhayes-2017-and-2003/?fbclid=IwAR3GVPMZp9XP87nxZJNb1JbrEEkTK2Je7O6MOhE9lOwihGKNUBEcRd266-4
For further reviews of our ciders together with a pantheon of the worlds finest cider makers go to https://cider-review.com/
Events and Tastings coming up…
- 27 July Kingsbridge Market
- 30-31 July Tavistock Butchers Hall
- 6 August Minehead Farmers Market
- 7 August South Molton Pannier Market
- 14 August Bristol Cider Salon and Dartmouth Farmers Market
- Every Thursday, Exeter Farmers Market, Corner of Fore Street and South, 9am-1pm
Hot on the heels of The Cider Salon Bristol, we are soon to be at The Fine Cider Summer Tasting at The Store X, 180 The Strand, London.
Felix Nash of The Fine Cider Co says, “It will be perhaps the finest showcase of ciders & perries London has ever seen, and is a rare chance to taste across the spectrum – the flavour map of cider at its best – poured and elucidated by the makers themselves.”
Tickets and more details can be found here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-fine-cider-summer-tasting-tickets-46317128779
After a wonderful morning’s tasting, consulting Alex’s cider-making notes and writing up tech sheets for each vintage, we are very happily, ready for The Cider Salon on Saturday at The Old Market Assembly, Bristol.
Tickets and information about The Cider Salon here: http://www.cidersalon.co.uk/
…amidst tough competition…. The wealth and diversity of fine bottled ciders seen at the championships speaks of a new wave of availability and appreciation of artisan cider. Farmhouse cider is fabulous, no question (our dry and sweet farmhouse won first prize at the Devon County Show), but there is so much more to cider now. Producers are vying with wines and spirits on every level, from Pét Nat, Méthod Traditionelle, Keeved, Perry, Pommeau, Ice & Fire and Eau de Vie. There are ciders with which to celebrate, to complement and pair with food, or simply to drink with great pleasure.
…Chilly, but perfect to help keep the bubbles in and to force the sediment out.
Tick….tick….tick till Monday, watching the weather and monitoring the temperature.