Rutts Revenge is made exclusively from West Country bitter sweet cider apples rich in tannins, as a true West Country cider should be.
Rutts Revenge is a small batch crafted product made from only fresh pressed apples. Variable growing conditions and cropping provide Rutts Revenge with a new flavour profile each year, but always to the same quality.
The flavour is enhanced by the use of wild yeasts which provide a long slow fermentation. Rutts Revenge is unsweetened and unfiltered giving a clean deep flavour only the best UK cider apples can give. Some sediment is expected in this classic cider.
Our current offering is made from the apple variety Balls Bittersweet, Rutts Revenge is made in the classic dry, still style 6.1% Alc in bottles and a very limited number of 3L pouches
Due to some apples having a tendency to crop every other year Rutts Revenge will be made with the best bittersweet apples available in that year, when our orchard starts producing sufficient crops you can look forward to having Tremletts bitter, Somerset redstreak, Herefordshire redstreak and Harry masters jersey to choose from, watch this space.
The currently available batch is 1-S-15, this batch was bottled in july 2015 and was made from a variaty called Ball's Bittersweet, no other apples are in this batch and a total of only 400 bottles were made. This has an ABV of 6.6% or 3.3 units per 500ml bottle so needs treating with some respect.
We also have a few bottles that were produced with a slight fizz, the batch number is 1-F-15 the cider is exactly the same as the still version but when they were bottled a small amount of sugar was added and a second fermentation took place in the bottle, this is what produces the fizz, the same way champagne is made however the technique was invented by a British man Christopher Merret. This batch Has an ABV of 6.9% and contains 3.5 units, the raised alcohol level is due to the sugar added to produce the fizz