ISAAC CIDER IS PICKED BY FRIENDS, MADE BY FAMILY, AND BEST DRUNK WITH BOTH.
We’ve had a cider orchard on our family farm at Coombe Down, Beaminster for over 60 years. It’s been the central focal point of both mine and my brother’s growing up and our Dad before us.
Growing up, every year our friends would come together for parties underneath the blossom in the spring drinking last year’s home brew on the promise they’d be back again come harvest to pick apples for the next batch.
Previously we would always sell our apples to the big cider makers until we discovered through some ancestry research that we were descendants of the great renaissance scientist Sir Isaac Newton.
Now, we might not be geniuses like him, but like the apple that fell from the tree that gave Newton his eureka moment, we too had a major realisation. We shouldn’t just be selling to the big companies but keep some of our apples local and start making our own cider.
Isaac Cider is what we came up with. An honouring of our heritage but also a celebration of the county and friends that make our farm so special.
That’s why Isaac Cider is picked by friends, made by family and best enjoyed with both.