Over the last 13 years we have been asked for cider on occasion, so we’ve been out & about to source one for our customers. In the past we have never quite found exactly what we have been looking for. Last week that all changed when we met George (minus his scruffy dog Ozzy) at a Food & Drink Scotland event.

George’s plan to start producing quality craft cider was hatched in spring 2016 and that seed of an idea flourished when he visited some great craft cider-makers in Herefordshire and Gloucestershire. He returned home to Perthshire totally inspired and determined to launch their own brand of cider. George set up Strathearn Cider Company in the autumn of 2017 and shortly after that he left the Scotch whisky business where he had worked for 14 years. They are delighted to be working in partnership with a fantastic cider maker in Herefordshire and to be using apples from Perthshire and Fife in our ciders - including from Comrie Community Orchard at Cultybraggan.

Scruffy Dog Cider is made from 100% British apples, fermented with Champagne yeast. We are delighted that from April we will have the Original Cider which is meduim sweet, being served in both restaurants. It is suitable for vegans vegetarians & coeliacs. To read more about Strathearn Cider Company click here

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