Rosie's Black Bart Cider 500ml 6.4% ABV 500ml Bottle

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Rosie's Black Bart Cider 500ml 6.4% ABV 500ml Bottle

Our best seling sweet cider, this cider has a subtle oak and vanilla flavours.  Steve of Rosie's Cider explains:

"Why Black Bart? Well, the cider barn has a date stone 1829 and is attributed to Sir Watkins Williams Wynne Bart. Some of the apple varieties in Black Bart are ‘Kingston Blacks’ - a vintage cider apple.  The cider is part matured in rum barrels and then I spotted Black Bart (aka Bartholomew Roberts) in a book about pirates.  He spent a great deal of the early 1720’s plundering shipping around Barbados - the cider had to be called Black Bart!

Black Bart Draught cider won cider of the Festival at Stockport CAMRA beer and cider festival, 2014. 

SKU: 500040


Rosie's Cider

We are now in our thirteenth year of cider making.

I used to make country wines when I was a boy, but it took another 30 years before I thought making cider would be a good way to combine a number of my hobbies. For my first attempt at cider making, I collected apples from our own crab apple trees and added a few others from local sources. 

These apples were pounded inside a stainless steel milk churn and then pressed inside a stainless steel lined garage press. After about 9 hours work, I got 5 gallons of juice which fermented naturally. 

By now, I had joined the Welsh Perry and Cider Society and responded to a call for entries to the CAMRA Bottled Cider Competition at Reading 2006. Astonishingly, our 4 bottles of this first cider won gold! I was now hooked!