Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Ashridge Cider - Devon Blush - Worth £15 a Pop?

I recently attended a really interesting Tasting Panel, hosted by the great magazine that is devoted purely to food and drink from Devon, Taste Buds.  We tried all sorts of Devon produce (ice creams, chutneys and ciders) but for me the stand-out product was the Ashridge Devon Blush Cider.  

It contains a dash of blackberry liqueur - it's presented as a Champagne bottle and is such a summery drink.  The perfect balance of fruitiness and apple and blackberry flavours without being cloying.  I have previously tried Polgoon, a sparkling rose Cornish cider, another premium product, but I definitely preferred the Devon Blush Cider.

 Priced at £30.24 for a double box including delivery - so it's not exactly a cheap alternative to a pint of Strongbow.  But for posh summer drinking (weddings?) it's a beautiful tipple.


Northern Snippet said...

Hmm that's quite expensive for a cider and there are a lot of fruity ciders out there this year,definitely a trend.
Bulmers have brought out a crushed berries and lime variety which is outselling the original here.Not as classy as the 'blush'tho methinks:)

Grazing Kate said...

interesting that the fruit variation sells more than the original. I've just kicked myself as I bought some Stella Cidre today. Totally won over by the ad. I hate it when that happens. Will report back when I've tasted it.

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