Although not known as an apple producing county, apples were grown and small batches of cider were made on some farms in county Down 100 years ago. Andrew Boyd made his first small batch in 2010 from the apples in his father’s orchard, which is at least 100 years old.
That cider was fresh and crisp; a far cry from the mass produced, never-to-drink-again, sickly sweet cider that was available when Andrew was a teenager. He still makes his cider in small batches to make sure that unique taste is maintained.
His “Real” cider is not filtered or pasteurised and naturally carbonated through bottle conditioning. We love this cider with white meat and seafood dishes, and look forward to his new Irish Farmhouse Cider.
He’s going to blend the sweet juice from late season eating apples to his cider which promises to be medium dry with a fresh apple finish. Scrumpy-licious!
Kilmegan Cider has been receiving rave reviews from industry experts and from local diners who have been sampling Andy's Kilmegan Dry Cider and Kilmegan Elderflower Infused Cider at local restaurants, including the Mourne Seafood Bar and Bucks Head Restaurant, both in Dundrum.
Kilmegan Cider is also available from:
J.N Wines, Crossgar and WineWorks, Saintfield.
NB. As we do not have exact location information, this is a map of the local area.
Location / Directions
Kilmegan Road, Dundrum, Newcastle
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