The wee Scottish cider company in cooperation with several Estates have created a new, natural Scottish drink crafted from old apple varieties grown in historic walled gardens of the Northeast of Scotland, from Haddo, Cluny, Gordon’s, Fraser, Ellon, Craigievar, Falkland and private orchards. Seidear is made using the same method that is used for Champagne. This cider is the perfect treat for the renowned Scottish wedding and a new drink to sell for local shops and restaurants.
Public apple pressings at local schools and castle gardens have highlighted the delicious Scottish apple to the general public.
This cider highlights local produce and heritage and conforms with the recent CAMRA definition of cider as “not-from concentrate and without the addition of water”.
The wee Scottish cider company has won a bronze medal at this year’s International Wine and Spirits Competition for 100% juice, not-from-concentrate ciders, perries and fruit wines. The cider is a natural product, neither pasteurised, nor filtered or force-carbonated. No sulphates are added.
We have been invited to participate at this year’s Bristol Cider Salon in August and the IX Salón internacional - de les Sidres de Gala in Spain in September.
The purchase of apples from several estates for cider has been an important small step towards reviving Scotland’s apple growing industry, supporting the apple producers’ initiative.
The wee Scottish cider company was founded during and despite the pandemic. This enterprise would have been impossible without the great support from Kingcausie, Hado and other Estates.