Hallets Real Cider
Andy Hallett is an award-winning Welsh cider maker based in Caerphilly in Wales. Hallets Real Cider is rare and special resulting from the unique flavours and textures blended to perfection each year.
Hallets Real Cider is made using both the traditional fermentation method, with the addition of juice which is fermented using a rarely applied method called keeving. Keeving is a process borrowed from the Normans and yields a clear sweeter and rich juice. This is blended with oak-aged vintage cider from the previous year to produce a unique Welsh cider which has its own subtle texture and unique taste.
Hallets Real Cider won Best Drinks Producer, BBC Food and Farming Awards 2016.
Drinks writer and judge Fiona Beckett described it as the most beautiful cider she’d tasted, adding that it provides serious competition to good wines and that it deserves a place the dinner table. Beckett also said about Hallets Real Cider: "If there was such a term as fine cider – and there should be – this would be it."
In Great British Food's Farm Produce Awards, Hallets also won Best British Cider 2015, judged by Valentine Warner. Warner said: “This one really stood out for me. It has a pleasantly dry mouth-feel, but with a delicate and lovely sweetness too. Very clean, subtle and shows much attention.”