Sheppy’s Kingston Black Cider is produced from the increasingly rare old Somerset cider apple variety called Kingston Black, renowned for being one of the finest cider varieties in the world.
Sheppy’s Kingston Black Cider is produced from a now rare old Somerset cider apple variety called Kingston Black. Believed by Somerset cider-makers to be from Kingston St Mary near Taunton, it is renowned for being one of the world's finest cider apple varieties.
Kingston Black is a popular single variety cider with those who have a dry palate.
Kingston Black has a great reputation in the cider industry and we have been making it for almost 20 years. It’s a single variety cider and we use Kingston Black apples that we grow here on our farm. This is a cider that I think will remain in fashion for a very long time.
This old apple variety is a shy bearer of high quality, crimson red fruit which gives a refreshingly crisp flavour to this deliciously appley sparkling cider.
Kingston Black is a dry cider with a slight sparkle. It should be served slightly chilled but to experience the best flavour, do not over-chill. We recommend around 8 degrees C. It is an excellent drink to accompany fish, chicken or vegetarian dishes but is equally good just on its own.
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