The Stress family was producing Cider for as long as anyone can recall, however, it was in 1880 the very first commercial batch was sold by Mr Metford Fear into some public house at Weston Super Mare. Then for several years the exact same cider was created for family, friends and coworkers by Mr John Stress on his farms in the South West. John proceeds to assist his son Andrew to produce the apple now, having passed down the art of genuine cider making. In 2005, Andrew, with settled in Leicestershire and recognizing the commercial potential of this cider started to make it, as”Thirsty Farmer Cider”, to market in his Shop and in Nation Fetes and Shows. Since that time”Thirsty Farmer Cider” has continued to rise in popularity. So far so that it won CAMRA’s Greatest Cider at the East Midlands within their East Midlands & Yorkshire Cider Competition 2010 and more recently was awarded two Gold Stars from the Guild of Fine Food at the 2011 Great Taste Awards. Now Thirsty Farmer Cider is regarded as the first Leicestershire Cider and is still appreciated through an ever-growing amount of individuals, both in home and at local public houses through the counties of Leicestershire & Nottinghamshire. Our conventional long fermented nevertheless farmhouse cider. Rich vanilla in colour and somewhat shy with a rich, ripe apple aroma. As it ought to be!! Tasting just of sweet, bitter apples, giving way to some sharp, sharp and pleasing dry end.
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A conventional long fermented, nevertheless farmhouse cider, rich amber in color and somewhat shy with a rich, ripe apple odor. As it ought to be!! Tasting just of sweet, bitter apples, giving way to some sharp, sharp & pleasing dry finish.