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Warwickshire-based Napton Cidery’s limited-edition recipe has earned them a spot on Channel Four’s popular food and drink programme, Sunday Brunch, hosted by Simon Rimmer and Tim Lovejoy.

The cidery’s Whiskey Cask Cider is one of only three nationally selected ciders to be critiqued by a celebrity panel in the show’s guest slot hosted by industry expert Gabe Cook.

The 7.7% oak-aged cider, which has caught the show’s attention, is made from a blend of Kingston Black apples from a 30-year-old orchard and matured in single malt whiskey casks from Auchentoshan distillery using wild yeasts and natural sugars.

With 15 years of experience, Gabe Cook is an acclaimed international, writer, broadcaster, educator and consultant on all matters relatred to cider, and an outspoken advocate of the industry.

Commenting on the cider, Cook said: “Napton Cidery’s Whiskey Cask Cider is the perfect embodiment of a great cider for winter time – rich and smooth. The time spent in the whiskey cask has added an extra dimension of soft roundedness that makes it perfect to be drunk in front of the fire!

“It has Christmas pudding levels of clove and cinnamon richness but finely balanced with a brusque bitterness, dusty astringency and glowing warmth.”

The Cidery, run from Napton-on-the-Hill by Charlotte (pictured left) and Jolyon Olivier (right), started life as a hobby nine years ago when the couple were first introduced to the taste of craft cider on a family holiday to Cornwall. Returning home with an apple tree, they soon started experimenting in their back garden.

Today, the team harvests, presses, bottles and distributes more than 90,000 litres of craft cider a year, using 17 types of apples from six orchards.

Sunday Brunch is on Channel Four 9.30am-12.30pm on Sunday.
Napton Cidery is open Monday-Saturday 10am-6pm and Sunday 12-5pm.
For more information visit Napton Cidery’s website
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