Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Taste of the Week
The Cider Mill “Windvane” Irish Cider Farmhouse Draught
Another revival (and celebration) of the Irish cider heritage by Mark Jenkinson, the man who brought us the outstanding Cockagee. This Windvane, named after a wind indicator once seen working on many Irish farmhouses, is smooth and rounded, crisp with “the right balance of tannins”.
The pleasing mid-gold colour draws you in. The rich juiciness of the ripe fruit keeps you sipping and the luscious mellow finish tastes like more. A definite Taste of the Week as was his Cockagee three years back.
ABV is 5% and, like most Irish craft drinks, is available in Bradley’s of Cork. It comes in a 500ml bottle and costs €4.50. Bradley’s also have the Cockagee.
The Cider Mill
The web address on the bottle is given as www.thecidermill.ie but it was broken when I tried it at the time of writing.