Monday 9 June 2014

Real cider from Western Australia: Custard & Co

Custard & Co Scrumpy cider
Most of the time I say no when I get offers of promo samples, but I made an exception to say yes to Custard & Co when they approached me because I have FEELINGS about all the sickly sweet RTD fake "ciders" flooding the Australian market. In contrast, Custard & Co is the genuine article: real cider made in southwest Western Australia using local, hand-sorted fruit, their own strain of wild yeast and open top fermentation. You can read more about the processes used by Somerset-born owner and chief cider maker Ian Rayner here. This is their Scrumpy (unfiltered and uncarbonated) and it's bloody DELICIOUS - fermented and full of the flavour of real apples. Melburnians can buy Custard & Co cider at Blackhearts & Sparrows and Slow Beer, and look out for it on the menu at discerning venues like Cumulus Inc, The Town Mouse and The Meatball & Wine Bar.

Thanks for the free sample, Custard & Co - I didn't drink it on #FlagonFriday so I missed the promo hashtag, but this flagon will go down a treat at today's Queen's Birthday Game of Thrones viewing party.


KittyMeow said...

I grew up not far from Donnybrook!
Must try this cider - it sounds delicious :-D
I'm with you on avoiding the cheap and nasty oversweet stuff thats on the market these days.

Anonymous said...

What did you think? I tried their scrumpy which had a hell of a lot of brett taint, still i liked they are taking chances and will try others.

Lily (A Rhubarb Rhapsody) said...

I do enjoy a good cider every now and then, they can be really hard to come by though. I haven't tried this cider before, sounds worth a try!

Anonymous said...

Had the scrumpy cider recently.

It is as good as any scrumpy Ive ever had and that includes Somerset, and the UK cider houses - very much a scrumpy but very smooth.

Brilliant product.