Happy Cider Sunday!
Greetings from Darwin. Yesterday I went Croc Jumping on the Adelaide River - home to between 6 and 7 thousand crocodiles. I was slightly apprehensive about the crocodiles, but survived. I have some great pics too, so stay tuned for an upcoming post on my adventures up here.
More importantly, this week's cider is another from New Zealand - an apple cider made in Nelson on the northern end of the South Island, famous for it's vibrant arts scene. With it's famed seafood and fruit, boutique shops, restaurants and cafe's it's no wonder this place is able to produce a good cider, and it's been doing so since 1947.
Rhyming with fruit, Old Mout Scrumpy Cider describes itself as the 'strong silent type' and it sure is strong. Made using a traditional recipe, it has strong apple tones and is very thirst quenching. It also has a strong alcohol content of 8%. A 330ml bottle will cost you 2.2 standard drinks.
With pale honey tones, this one is smooth to start but it finishes somewhat tart. Overall, it's a great cider and this one is Pete's favourite.
Darwin Street Art - Bird
Darwin Street Art
This one will pair well with most barbecued meats, marinated ribs, sausages, steak.......M.E.A.T!
It will also go really well with some salted nuts, my favourites are cashews and macadamias.
Hope you are enjoying your Sunday, too bad we all have to head back to work tomorrow. In the meantime, have a cider!
Old Mout Scrumpy Cider ( Apple)
RRP $4.99 per 330ml bottle
$15.99 per pack of 4
$79.99 per case of 24