First incorporated in 1911 in Norton Fitzwarren, Taunton, Somerset, it grew to become the second largest cider maker in the UK, producing 30 million gallons per year before being sold in the mid-90s and eventually disappearing in 2011.
The new Taunton Cider Company is located in Churchstanton, just ten miles from its original home.
First off the cider press is Taunton Cider Original, which draws on the extensive heritage of the brand, respecting the way Taunton Cider used to be made, using traditional equipment. The finest, and locally sourced, English bitter sweet cider apples have been selected, specifically the classic varieties Yarlington Mill, Dabinett and Harry Masters Jersey. At 4% ABV, Taunton Cider Original is gently carbonated to produce a clear, crisp, sparkling medium cider with a distinct apple nose and soft astringency on the palate. Extensive taste tests have been conducted to ensure the final experience is the best is can be. Available in bottle and keg.