Biddies cider

Biddenden Vineyards is to launch its first range of carbonated 500ml bottled ciders, which will be on sale in Kent, Sussex, and South East London from Monday, April 3.

Biddies 5 and Biddies 8 have been crafted following the traditional Barnes family recipe, which has been perfected at Biddenden for more than 40 years. The Biddies range, in-keeping with all Biddenden’s ciders, are created from culinary and dessert apples selected from Kent’s finest orchards.

Biddies 8 is an 8% ABV medium dry cider with a gentle sparkle and an intense, long-lasting, crisp apple flavour. Biddies 5 is a 5% medium dry cider with a gentle sparkle, leading on to juicy, crisp apple flavours with a beautifully long finish.

Julian Barnes, managing director at Biddenden, said: “The Biddies 8 is a tribute to our origins and has been loving created to celebrate the ‘bygone years’ of traditional cider production, with an alcohol by volume (ABV) to match. Biddenden is committed to producing the most refined, wine style ciders and the Biddies 8 is certainly an ideal alternative to a large glass of wine, great for pairing with food or enjoying chilled on its own.

“The Biddies 5 is a refreshing, easy-to-drink cider, which provides a great introduction to our sparkling cider range. Whilst Biddenden is famous for its range of Strong Kentish Ciders, we have for the first time decided to develop a lower ABV alternative for those looking to enjoy a lighter cider.”