Dorset craft cider

Our Dorset craft cider range

At Temple Cider we create traditional Dorset craft cider with a contemporary, clean and easy-drinking style. We specialise in delicious dry ciders with no added sugar or sweetener, but do have a naturally sparkling Michelin keeved cider, and also the Millie’s Magic blend, which appeal to those with a sweeter tooth. Our ciders are all suitable for vegans and are gluten-free.

We have ciders in the following formats:

Find details of retail and online stockists here. To buy from us direct, please contact us to make an appointment to visit.

75cl naturally sparkling ciders

Fine cider
Our new 75cl special, wild-fermented, naturally sparkling ciders

In addition to our range of 500ml bottled ciders, we now have three small-batch, larger-bottle, naturally sparkling 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. Full details are below and you can also read some over-excited waffle in this news post.

Bramley & Chisel Jersey co-ferment 2020 pét nat 75cl

Bramley & Chisel Jersey fine cider
Bramley & Chisel Jersey co-ferment, pet nat cider

Made from 100% handpicked, unsprayed Bramley and Chisel Jersey apples that we picked, pressed and co-fermented. Bottle fermented using only the natural yeasts, this is a naturally sparkling (pét nat), dry cider. It is an unpasteurised and unfiltered natural cider. 7% abv.
This is a zingy natural cider with refreshing acidity, a beautiful colour and fine bubbles.

Kingston Black single variety 2020 pét nat 75cl

Kingston Black fine cider
Kingston Black single variety pet nat cider

Made from 100% handpicked, unsprayed Kingston Black apples we picked and pressed ourselves. Bottle fermented using only the natural yeasts, this is a naturally sparkling (pét nat), dry cider. It is an unpasteurised and unfiltered natural cider. 7.4% abv.
This natural cider has delicate citrus notes with moderate tannins and fine bubbles.

Michelin single variety 2020 keeved, pét nat 75cl

Michelin Dorset craft cider
Michelin single variety pet nat cider

This cider has just been awarded bronze by the IWSC tasting of 100% juice, not-from-concentrate ciders!
Made from 100% handpicked, unsprayed Michelin apples we picked and pressed ourselves. Bottle fermented using only the natural yeasts, this is naturally sparkling (pét nat) and keeved to produce a naturally medium-sweet cider (no sugar or sweetener added). It is an unpasteurised and unfiltered natural cider. 5.2% abv.
A subtly sweet natural cider with hints of mandarin orange and with fine bubbles.

500ml Dorset craft ciders

Temple Cider bottled Dorset craft ciders
Our range of 500ml bottled craft ciders

Our range of 500ml bottled ciders is as follows:

  • Milo’s Magic – dry
  • Millie’s Magic – medium dry
  • Whiskey Barrel Aged
  • Kingston Black – single variety – SOLD OUT
  • 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.

Milo’s Magic

Milo's Magic Dorset craft cider
Milo’s Magic

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 500ml bottles. We now realise that the advice given on the label ‘best served chilled’ is misleading. Milo’s Magic is definitely best enjoyed at cool room temperature to bring out the mellow, bittersweet flavours.

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!
6.5% ABV

Millie’s Magic

*NEW*

Millie's Magic Dorset craft Cider
Millie’s Magic

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 500ml 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!
6% ABV

Yarlington Mill

*NEW*

Yarlington Mill cider
Yarlington Mill single variety

This cider has just been awarded bronze by the IWSC tasting of 100% juice, not-from-concentrate ciders!
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 500ml 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 a favourite!
6.5% ABV

Kingston Black – SOLD OUT

Kingston Black Dorset craft cider
Kingston Black single variety

UPDATE: We have now sold out of this excellent cider but hope to have a 2021 vintage available in due course.
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 500ml bottles or as a 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!
7.5% ABV

Whiskey Barrel Aged

Whiskey Barrel Aged 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 500ml bottles or as a 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!
7% ABV

Bag in Box Dorset craft ciders

Temple Dry bag in Box
Bag-in-box ciders

We have a range of our Dorset craft ciders available as Bag in Box for pubs:

  • Temple Dry – blend of traditional cider apples (including Yarlington Mill and Kingston Black) fermented to off-dry. 6.5% ABV.
  • Temple Medium Dry – blend of traditional cider apples (including Yarlington Mill, Stoke Red and Dabinett) fermented to dry, then back-sweetened with Dabinett juice. 6% ABV.
  • Dabinett – single variety off-dry, smooth and tannic cider. 8.1% ABV.

Pet Nat in Keg

We have very limited edition kegged ciders that finished fermenting in the keg. This is a pet nat (naturally sparkling) cider that is beautifully bubbly with no force carbonation involved. Contact us for further details.
 

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