Solland Farm on the northern edge of Dartmoor has a fascinating history. It was confiscated by Henry VIII and, later, formed part of the endowment used by Queen Elizabeth I to set up Kings College Cambridge.
Today, Solland Farm orchards grow the finest traditional cider varieties, Tremletts Bitters, Dabinette and Michelin.
We craft our cider in the time-honoured way - our ’new’ cider house is dated 1857! All Solland Farm Cider is made from our own apples and bottled on the farm. (label)
McNeillR (1595) - SCOTLAND - MAR 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Musty apple core notes, impressive for the 5.5% in the glass. Reassuring scrumpy murk to the body, pouring with a surprising amount of carbonation but only slim bubbles settling at the top. Sandwich of refreshment and mulching country cider fermentation, twisting a lot of red apple skin into the palate. Nothing cheap about any aspect of this and the tradition rings through on every sip. Very sticky sweet dry finish, with a moreish hangover. Glad it’s in a 750ml as this it be mighty tidy all round as a Gucci cider. (Followed up by the superior, un-rateable, fruit infused "Sloe and Elderberry Fruit Cider")
Quack-Duck (8382) - Down South, GERMANY - JUN 26, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.75l clear swing-top bottle that shows the red glow of the cider already. Clear, slightly hazy red-golden colour, tiney white bubbles on top. Slightly sparkling, slightly sweet with a punch of tart apple flavours. Very nice indeed.
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