This Somerset Pomona from the Somerset Brandy Cider Company makes an exceptional digestif and is an ideal accompaniment to a cheese board. Black tea in colour with tasting notes of sophisticated complex apples with honeysuckle and a hint of almond. It is deeper, richer, and very spicy on the nose, full of oak and nutmeg and clove. Moved from the Dundee Cake of the Kingston Black Aperitif to a brandy-soaked Christmas pudding, Oloroso sherry and polished furniture. All with a beating heart of stewed apple. Fans of Glendronach will love this. In the mouth, it's deep, rich, rounded, and spicy. It's very sweet, but balanced by tannin and oak. Char and raisin and cinnamon and nutmeg. In pudding terms it's Halloween's toffee apple meeting Christmas fruitcake. A decadent end-of-evening treat.
The farm where Somerset Cider Brandy are based sits among 180 acres of cider apple orchards at the base of Burrow Hill. The farm has been pressing cider for over 200 years. In 1989 they were granted the UK’s first ever full cider-distilling license and they have been distilling award winning cider into Somerset Cider Brandy ever since.