| Distilling apples in England was last recorded in 1678 and was revived by the Somerset Cider Brandy Company in 1987. They acquired the first commercial licence to distil cider to produce brandy in recorded UK history and in October 2010, after a protracted legal battle in Brussels, they won a PGI (Protected Geographical Indication) - appellation contrôlée.|
They mature a 3 Year Old, 5 Year Old,10 Year Old, a single cask Shipwreck, 15 Year Old (Alchemy)and a 20 Year Old Cider Brandy in small oak barrels at their bonded warehouse at Burrow Hill. The barrels are chosen for the qualities and flavours they impart while giving the wonderful golden colour to the brandy which mellows and grows richer with age. The art of distilling is the tradition of blending which has been passed down over the years, not just the apple varieties that go into the cider but the wooden casks and the qualities they give to the brandy. We stop maturing at 20 years as we feel the brandy is the best it will be - any extra years will not add any more to what we feel is at its zenith.
1. Buy one 70cl bottle of 3, 5, 10 or 15 year old Somerset Cider Brandy
2. Receive a Limited Edition brand new (never produced before now) 10cl 'mini'. These miniatures are extremely collectable items and of course contain SCB's deliciously unique 3, 5, and 10 year old brandy.
2. Choose one more from their range, including: 8 Year Old Shipwreck, 20 year old Brandy, Pomona, Kingston Black, or Apple Eau de Vie and we will send you a second miniature !
The exclusive mini bottles will be on a 'lucky dip' basis - who knows what you may receive...but whichever one arrives with your two bottles, you will be assured of a fabulous drop for Christmas.