CiderSub is a small independent business based in Manchester, UK and they source cider that you don’t see every day. I was very excited to see this as craft cider is becoming more popular these days and it’s a fun way to try something new, especially with the holidays coming up soon!
How to get started with a subscription to CiderSub
- Visit the website
- Select your preferred box (delivery included!)
- Mixed – 6 craft ciders £29.99
- Sweet to Medium – 4 craft ciders £22.99
- Medium to Dry – 4 craft ciders £22.99
- Fill in your details or gift recipient
- Receive the box after the 1st of each month
- Enjoy and use your free tasting card
- Stick with us each month, skip a couple or cancel anytime
If you just want to buy a one-off box of six you can do that with the taster box.
I was very kindly sent a mixed box for November to try out and this is themed fun bold bottles and labels to tie in with Bonfire Night. It was great to see that every aspect of the box is 100% recyclable too!
Here’s what I found inside:-
Each box comes with a tasting card so you can explore the ciders in more detail and take the time to savour them. You could even create your own tasting session one evening and invite some friends over to sample them.
Nightingale Cider Company Night Bird Cider (4.9% ABV)
The first cider that we tried is handmade by the Nightingale Cider Company on their farm in Kent. It’s a fragrant and refreshing cider that has a wild-fermented core which is made from dessert and culinary varieties of apples that you’ll find on their family farm. A tasty medium sparkingly cider with lots of flavour!
Umbrella London Gooseberry Cider (4% vol)
Next, we tasted the Umbrella London Gooseberry Cider. The simplistic and contemporary art can gave nothing away. A 4% cider with a floral beginning and a sour finish, Umbrella London’s Gooseberry Cider is made using British Dessert Apples and fresh-pressed Gooseberries, sourced directly from a single farm in Essex, highlighting the outstanding quality of British fruit and local produce. Slightly tart-tasting from the gooseberries, but refreshing nonetheless.
Pulp Mango & Lime Craft Cider (4% vol)
Continuing onto the bottles, I picked up the Pulp Mango & Lime Craft Cider and was pleasantly surprised by this uniquely fruity combination of flavours for a cider. It definitely has a zingy twist to it and is very fresh and fruity with a tropical sweetness – absolutely delicious! Gluten-free and vegan friendly.
Napton Cidery No. 6 (4.6% vol)
A little stronger, this Napton Cidery No.6 was another pleasant surprise. It’s a tasty blend that’s been created naturally from a wild fermentation which has resulted in a light golden and crisp medium cider. Made in Warwickshire, it’s won several awards and is free from artificial flavours, sweeteners and preservatives.
Cidre Sassy & Rosé
The last two are from the same company called Sassy and these are sassy indeed! I love the clean, crisp flavours and enjoyed trying these interesting French creations. The original Cidre is a Normany medium-dry sparkling cider that combines 22 varieties of Normandy apples for a fruity and intense flavour. The Rosé Cider on the other hand, blends together 18 varieties of the finest French apples for an equally fruity and colourful experience.