Arran cider shack
The cider shack at Arran Brewery’s Loch Earn site

Arran Brewery has started its first commercial cider production at its Loch Earn site, in St Fillans, Perthshire.

The cider will be made in 1,000-litre batches, the first of which is now fermenting well.

Managing director, Gerald Michaluk, said: “I am very happy to see the site starting to take shape, a lot later than I would have liked, but with our first cider started I am confident we can get this project on track and launch our first ciders in 2020.

“I was a little worried this morning as the ground was covered in a thick layer of snow, however, I am assured the low temperatures will made for a very fine cider.”

This batch will, after being blended with local Perthshire fruit, provide dry, sweet, and fruit ciders. It will be available in cask, bag in box, bottle, and flagon from February 2020.

The site has a 35-hectolitre brewery and casks are building up on site awaiting production to commence in the spring.

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