Our range of ciders
Here at Temple Cider we aim to create traditional Dorset craft cider, but with a contemporary, easy-drinking style. Our ciders are all suitable for vegans and are gluten-free. Our original range of three 500ml bottled ciders has now grown to a fabulous five ciders:
- Milo’s Magic – dry
- Millie’s Magic – medium dry
- Whiskey Barrel Aged
- Kingston Black – single variety
- Yarlington Mill – single variety
You can read a little more about these Dorset craft ciders below. We haven’t provided too many tasting notes as we don’t want to spoil your fun in working out the flavours and aromas you detect while enjoying our ciders.
Currently, we don’t sell cider direct to the public, but you can find details of retail and online stockists here.
Tiny batches, big bottles – “the experiments” soon to be unleashed!
In addition to the five bottled ciders described below, we have been working on some special small-batch, larger-bottle ciders. We didn’t add any yeasts to these ciders and so they are ‘wild fermented’, that is, only the naturally occurring yeasts have been used. Lovingly known as “the experiments” throughout the nurturing phase, these special ciders will soon be ready for release. We think they are very exciting and, being new cidermakers, we are justly proud of them. Look out for more details soon!
We make Milo’s Magic from a blend of traditional bittersweet and bittersharp cider apples. Yarlington Mill, Kingston Black and a variety of unidentified apples from a timeless, unsprayed orchard are all to be found in Milo’s Magic. It is a dry, lightly sparkling cider and is available in 500 ml bottles.
Named after our laid-back old rescue dog, Milo’s Magic is a well-balanced, easy-drinking, subtle and refreshing cider. This is our go-to cider here on the farm as it goes so well with most foods. It’s absolutely delicious, if we say so ourselves!
Our new, medium dry craft cider, Millie’s Magic, is made from traditional bittersweet and bittersharp cider apples. Dabinett, Yarlington Mill, Stoke Red and a variety of unidentified apples from an old unsprayed orchard are all to be found here. We fermented the cider fully to dryness and then back-sweetened with our own pressed Dabinett apple juice to give a medium dry result. No added sugar or artificial sweetener. Millie’s Magic is a lightly sparkling cider and is available in 500 ml bottles.
Named after our crazy, characterful old rescue dog, Millie’s Magic is a well-balanced, subtly sweetened and moreish cider. This is going to be such a popular one!
Our single variety Kingston Black cider is simply special as it is a true single variety with no other apples involved. It is a still cider that is available in 500 ml bottles or as a 20 litre bag-in-box.
Kingston Black is a famous bittersharp cider apple that is highly prized as both a single variety and also for including in blended ciders.
A true classic among ciders, being dry and delicious, this Kingston Black single variety is our strongest cider. We love it!
Our new single variety Yarlington Mill cider is a true single variety cider made from 100% freshly pressed Yarlington Mill apples with no other varieties involved. It is a lightly sparkling cider that is available in 500 ml bottles.
Yarlington Mill is a bittersweet cider apple that falls from the tree when fully ripe. We picked the fallen apples and pressed them, then repeated the picking and pressing process four weeks later so that all apples used were at their maximum ripeness and optimum quality.
A dry, light and refreshing cider that is very moreish. It is fast becoming our favourite cider!
Whiskey Barrel Aged
Our Whiskey Barrel Aged Dorset craft cider is made from the same traditional bittersweet and bittersharp cider apples as Milo’s Magic, but combined in a slightly different blend. It is a still cider that is available in 500 ml bottles or as a 20 litre bag-in-box.
It was carefully aged in whiskey barrels for 3 months and is a smooth, dry cider with a subtle but distinctive whiskey finish. This cider is proving extremely popular!
Bag in Box ciders
We have a range of our Dorset craft ciders available as Bag in Box for pubs. Currently available in Bag in Box:
- Temple Medium – similar to our Millie’s Magic bottled cider, but as a still BiB cider
- Temple Dry – similar to our Milo’s Magic bottled cider, but as a still BiB cider
- Kingston Black – single variety still BiB cider
- Whiskey Barrel Aged – still BiB cider