Single Varietal

Traditionally cider is made from a blend created in the Orchard. Farmers plant a range of trees that will produce the different flavours that they personally want in their cider. Given the decades it takes for a tree to fully develop this isn't something you want to get wrong and it is what made each cider truly unique. Often it would be something like a third each of Bittersharps, Sweets and Bittersweets. Nowadays there is more interest in single varietals, which perhaps comes from the trend in wine where nobody had really heard of Cabernet Sauvignon or Chardonnay 20-30 years ago. If nothing else it gives us a great chance to learn what each apple brings to a blend and it's surely something we'll see more of in the future.