Saturday, August 15, 2009

Prior's Tipple, an old orchard cider.

I have just started working part-time in a large organic kitchen garden. My boss Jez makes cider in the Vale of Evesham and yesterday he gave me a bottle to try.

It's very nice (not too sweet). On the back it reads:

"Every autumn friends of Prior's Tipple meet in a barn in the Worcestershire village of Cleeve Prior, on the edge of the Vale of Evesham. Here we press the mixture of desert, culinary and cider fruit, collectively gathered from the neglected old orchards of surrounding villages. We have revived a cider which has been enjoyed in the Vale for generations. And by replanting standard trees of old varieties, in partnership with the local heritage trust, we will ensure this age old tradition continues." "Drink Prior's Tipple and celebrate old orchards."

Sounds like my kind of gathering. And I like the old map they've put on the bottle. Apparently you can taste it at The Fleece Inn in Bretforton near Evesham.

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