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WM. Magner Inc.
US Trade Marketing Manager
20 Vernon St Suite 7
Norwood, MA 02062
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Mallow, County Cork, Ireland
+353 (0)22 47156
US/CAN toll free tel: 800 323 5463
Ireland, long under English or British rule, Ireland lost half its population in the decades following the Great Potato Famine of the 1840s, becoming a nation of emigrants. After the country joined the European Community in 1973, it was transformed from a largely agricultural society into a modern, high-technology economy. In Ireland where the cider and beer drinking tradition and the quantities consummed are similar to England, went through a period of economic hardship and business consolidations in the 19th and 20th century to where only a handful of large breweries remain (like Guiness) and one major cidery (Bulmers). In that last 10 years a number of small craft breweries and cideries have opened but are still minor players in the Irish drinking scene.
Craigies Cider- is an independent Irish-maker, based near the village of Grangecon in the rolling hills of County Wicklow, Ireland. It is owned and run by Simon Tyrrell and Angus Craigie, who each bring different skills and expertise to the business. Craigies uses only Irish apples, sourced from dedicated growers and counties Waterford, Tipperary and Kilkenny. These fruit purchases will, in the future, be supplemented by Craigies own apples that will be planted at Ballyhook Hill in the near future.
Dan Kelly’s Irish Cider is made from apples harvested in Boyne Grove Fruit Farm, our own family farm in the Boyne Valley at Drogheda. Dan Kelly’s grandson, Gerry McNeece brought the farm from the Cairnes Family in 1962. We have, along with our staff, always made some cider for personal consumption, but it was Olan, Dan’s great grandson, who decided to bring it to market in 2013. “We just had to do it”, said Olan, “After all, we have the apples and we love cider! It’s only natural!” We decided to name our cider after our great grandfather Dan Kelly, who drove a train for the Great Northern Railway. The main Dublin-Belfast line runs through our orchard, and Dan would have passed regularly driving “The Enterprise” express train. Dan Kelly lived to the ripe old age of 91 years, and we think of him every time the current express passes through.
Longueville House Artisan Cider- The apples are harvested in the autumn every year. Once picked the apples are crushed and pressed in an oak cider press machine located in the cider house on our farm. The pressed juice is naturally fermented over time incorporating natural sugars in the juice and natural yeast on apples & in the atmosphere, resulting in a rich amber coloured cider. The cider is then filtered, carbonated and pasteurised. There are no colourings, additives, sulphites or preservatives used at any stage during the production and manufacturing process of our cider and it is gluten free.
Pup's Cider- Please contact us by email or phone (603-547-2000) to determine where you can find Devils Bit in your area.
Pup's Cider Company, LLC
193 East Road
Greenfield, New Hampshire
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Magners is truly an Irish success story. In Ireland, through a successful marketing campaign, infusing a mature intellectual appeal into the brand, Bulmers Original Cider has changed attitudes to cider and recovered a brand that had been subject to declining sales, low pricing and low profits. On the international stage, Magners has grown from strength to strength over the last 5 years and is now the number 1 packaged cider brand in Great Britain. It is available in 17 markets around the world and continues to grow at a rapid pace as more and more people are introduced to the crisp refreshing taste of Magners. Bulmers Ltd., manufacturers of Bulmers and Magners, is the leading Irish cider manufacturer.
County Witlow, Ireland
(87) 205 8090
|Original Apple- Commercial cider made with a controlled yeast then pasteurised and artificially carbonated. Sold as Bulmers in Ireland and as Magners in the rest of the world for legal reasons.|
Pear- We all need a bit of variety and that’s why we came up with the idea for Magner’s Pear. Of course, we like to do things properly and don’t mind taking our time about it, so unlike some Pear cider, the only fruit that goes into ours is pears. And of course, you’ll only find 100% premium quality pears in Magners Pear, which we filter to get rid of any impurities before fermenting slowly. That’s what makes Magners Pear so fresh, fruity and full of flavor. So next time you’re out and wanting a bit of a change, pour a Magners Pear, sit back and enjoy.
Longueville's beautiful view of the Blackwater Valley belies its turbulent history. The oldest section of the house was built in 1720 by the Longfield family, who always maintained that they were a french extraction and not Cromwellians. Current day proprietor, William O'Callaghan, is a decedent of the original owner, Donough O'Callaghan. The majestic group of oak trees on the front field of the house was planted in 1815, to celebrate Wellington's victory at the Battle of Waterloo. The estate also contains a 20 acre cider apple orchard used to produce a medium-dry artisan cider, some of which is double-distilled into a delicious apple brandy.
Dan Kelly's Cider
c/o Boyne Grove Fruit Farms
+353 (0)41 9837333
Dan Kelly's Irish Cider- is blended from apples hand picked in the family orchard. Cider apples are blended with Bramley and dessert fruit to give the cider a dry finish. This, mixed with a light carbonation, allows the flavour of our apples to shine through. What makes our cider most unique is that we don’t only manage our own orchards – we handpick our own apples too. The orchards cover 80 acres and boast 16 different types of apples, harvesting between mid-August and last October. We are one of only a few cider producers in Ireland who grow our own fruit.
|Ballyhook Flyer- Our primary blend was made from a mixture of Dabinett, Katy and Bramley apples. We mill and press the apples at our farm in Grangecon and carry out the fermentation with as little intervention as possible, except to keep the temperature low so as to retain as much of the fruity aroma as possible. ||Dalliance- To make this dry, fruity and refreshing cider, we use only the finest Irish-grown apples. Our aim is to produce a cider with a difference, one that expresses the unique characteristics of each year's apple harvest--our annual Dalliance. For the 2012 vintage, we use a secret blend of three apple varieties, creating a cider that is light-bodied with a green apple and citrus fruit flavors. |
Wm Magner Ltd
Ireland Import The Cyder Market hard cider information for cider makers and drinkers about cider imported from Ireland.
The Cyder Market hard cider information for cider makers and drinkers about cider imported from Ireland.
Devils Bit- is a perfectly balanced cider produced by the Adam's Cider Company from apples grown in their own orchards in County Tipperary. It's double fermented and cold filtered, and is one of the bestselling ciders in Ireland. It takes its name from a mountain peak in Tipperary which according to local lore, was so named because the devil took a bite out of it. The legend suggests that the devil broke his teeth taking this bite and the Rock of Cashel fell from his mouth to where it now stands. This cider contains no artificial colors, no artificial sweeteners, and no added flavoring. The Pup's Cider Company of Greenfield, New Hampshire is the exclusive US importer.
Devils Bit- strong Irish cider contains no artificial colors, no artificial sweeteners, and no added flavoring.