Cider tasting in Guernsey

As I was thinking about a new post, I remembered that we did something very exciting a couple of weeks ago and I haven’t had the chance to write about it.

We went with our work colleagues on a tour of the local cider farm Rocquees Cider.

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We had a walk around the orchards and distillery.  I was impressed by every corner of the huge property and I was taking too many pictures. The tour is a must if you are visiting Guernsey and I can assure you that the guide will win you over from the very first moment. He is a very charismatic Scotsman and even though the tour is very informative he is always telling jokes and making sure that everyone is laughing and having a good time whilst explaining the hard work behind the delicious cider and apple juice everyone is drinking in Channel Islands.

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As I was saying, Craig, our guide, took his time and we got to learn about how the apples are harvested and how the cider is made.

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We also got to be one of the firsts to find out about some exciting plans for the near future – apple brandy and vodka which they will start to produce very soon.

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At the end of the tour we were given two choices: either to go and help with the whole cider making process, either go and have a taste of the final product. This was a very difficult decision to make. However, we choose to have a taste of the ciders, of the local cheese and the chutneys, but also of the delicious fruit liqueurs that they are producing.

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For further information and booking tours here is their website.

Oh, and some more pictures taken there:

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