Arran Brewery sets sights on cider launch for 2020
Scotland's Arran Brewery has started the first commercial cider production at its beer production site in Perthshire.
The cider will be made in 1000-litre batches, the first of which is currently fermenting.
Managing Director Gerald Michaluk said: “I am very happy to see the site starting to take shape, a lot later than I would have liked, but with our first cider started I am confident we can get this project on track and launch our first ciders in 2020.
"I was a little worried this morning as the ground was covered in a thick layer of snow. However, I am assured the low temperatures will make for a very fine cider”.
This first batch will be blended to make dry, sweet and fruit ciders.
The cider will be available in cask, bag-in-box, bottle and flagon from next February.