When it comes to popular cult drink cider — the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. The Plus Ones tried out the delicious award-winning Pressman’s Cider — sourced from Victoria’s Goulburn Valley — where Pressman apples are about as Aussie as you can get.
As a result of of Covid-19, we’re all about supporting local brewers, by purchasing home grown cider brews. With the change in seasons and the easing of restrictions, there’s really never been a better time to share a drink with friends and fam.
Following World Cider Day on 3 June, a group of friends and I brewed up the ‘Pressman’s Mulled Cider’ recipe. Prepared by boiling up an aromatic pot of Pressman’s Cider, the recipe calls for additional spices, including cinnamon sticks, nutmeg, vanilla, and star anise. Are you salivating yet? The concoction was perfect to warm us up for a chilly winter getaway — and also a fantastic accompaniment to our homemade apple pie.
Pressman’s Cider uses 100 percent Australian-grown apples, and are pressed and fermented, then sweetened by apple juice from Goulburn valley — before being converted into an invigoratingly fresh cider, with light, crisp apple notes. How do you like them apples?
Andy Mitchell, Head Brewer for Pressman’s Cider said, “We started producing Pressman’s Cider in 2014 to introduce a clean, refreshing, thirst-quenching answer to the dry Australian Sun, providing an alternative to beer and wine… By pressing the apples, we retain more of the natural fruit sugars for a cleaner fermentation, eliminating the “old beery” flavours associated with a lot of ciders.”
If you’re a cider-lover looking for a way to support Australian local business, Pressman’s Cider should be your first pick.
Pressman’s Cider is 4.5% ABV, gluten free and vegan friendly; and available in Dan Murphy’s and local independent bottle shops.
Jill is a Sydney-based journalist who drinks by the logic: it’s five o’ clock somewhere. Follow her on Instagram.
Disclosure: The Plus Ones were invited guests of KK Projects
Photos: KK Projects