Fathers Day is just around the corner, so get everything sorted nice and early!
We know that dads can be difficult to shop for, so we've made it super easy for you and pulled together the ultimate cidery gift guide - guaranteed to put a smile on his face this Father's Day!
Whether your Dad is a cider enthusiast, relative newbie or completely new to the world of craft cider these gifts are guaranteed to put a smile on his face this June 21st.
1) MONTHLY CRAFT CIDER SUBSCRIPTION (3 OR 6 BOTTLES)
A Crafty Nectar box is a gift that keeps on giving month after month. No shopping centers, no postal trips, no wrapping! Your recipient will be reminded of your generosity again and again.
A cider subscription is a great way to expand your cider palette as well as learn more about craft cider. Crafty Nectar forces you out of your cider comfort zone to make you try new and different styles you might have never considered before.
We have had ciders from all over the UK in out monthly boxes: Hallets in Wales, Nightingale Cider in Kent and Tempted? Cider in N. Ireland. This Cider Gift Set is also available in 3 bottle selection for that smaller gift option.
There are over 365 different varieties of cider apples so there is sure to be something new to try, you may even end up discovering a new favourite cider or style from our range of unique ciders that you probably can’t get locally.
Embark on a journey of discovery with our subscription - once you start you never look back!
Discover our subscription options here
2) Fathers Day 'Cider Explorers' Gift Set
This year for Fathers Day forget about socks, its time you stepped up and bought your dad some cider this year. We have put together the perfect selection of products that will make any cider fans day.
This box includes:
1 x Ganley and Naish - Barn Raiser and beautiful smooth dry west country style cider.
1 x Once Upon a Tree - Perry - This award winning cider maker produces some of the best cider and perry in the world.
1 x Nightingales Falstaff Bramley - An exceptional example of some the classy ciders being produced in the eastern counties.
1 x Crystal Craft Cider Glass - Made by one of the finest makers of glassware in the county this Dartington Crystal cider glass has been created to enhance the taste and smell of the cider.
1 x Ciderology Book - Written by the one and only Ciderologist (as seen on Channel 4) this book will tell you everything you could ever dream of about cider production, cider styles and history.
3) CRAFT CIDER DISCOVERY BOX - 6 BOTTLES - ONE OFF BOX
One of our most popular gifts on the site! Our Craft Cider Discovery Case contains a hand-picked selection box filled with 6 of the finest ciders the UK has to offer.
These Ciders are unlike anything you will be able to find in supermarkets, they are specialist small batch products that have been chosen for their quality and taste. Discover craft ciders from the UK’s top cider producing regions – not just the West country!
4) FINE CIDER BOX
The fine ciders in this box are some of the ‘best in the world’ with many winning awards both in the UK and Internationally.
These lovely cider makers work in small batches making the finest quality cider so this is very limited edition stuff....made with wild & indigenous yeasts and by a process similar to making champagne, called ‘keeving.’
Each bottle has been specifically chosen based on its quality, structure, and complexity, guaranteed to put a smile on the face of whoever receives it, making it the perfect cider gift set this Fathers Day for any cider connoisseur!
Want to learn more? Read our Fine Cider Guide Here.
5) CIDEROLOGY - FROM HISTORY AND HERITAGE TO THE CRAFT CIDER REVOLUTION - BY GABE COOK
The 'new age cider bible' for the craft cider revolution!
Ciderology is filled full of everything you ever needed to know about cider, from the history of the drink and the traditions surrounding it, to recommended regional varieties and the best terroirs, from the leading UK expert on cider, Gabe Cook, aka the Ciderologist.
"Beautifully illustrated and full of witty observations and interesting facts, this book takes the reader on a rollicking ride through cider's dynamic history" (M - Knight)
6) CRAFT CIDER WITH A CRYSTAL DARTINGTON CIDER GLASS (3 BOTTLES)
The perfect little gift for Dad, our 3 bottle gift pack makes the perfect cider gift set. Sample three craft ciders from some of the best producers in the UK.
Forget drinking cider out of any old pint glass, a true cider lover needs an official cider glass to fully enjoy the wonder that is craft cider.
Mouth blown and handcrafted this well-proportioned glass makes for a great way to enjoy the many styles of cider or Perry pear cider. Its ribbed base makes it easy to handle and keeps hands from warming the cool contents.
The slightly bulbous shape allows ample room for those phenolics and aromas coming from a cider. Pair with a cider subscription and you can’t go wrong!
7) THE CIDER LOVERS BOX
Give your loved one or friend the ultimate cider gift with this selection of award-winning products.A 250g slab of award-winning traditional cloth-bound Cheddar made by hand using unpasteurised milk. It is aged for around 11-18 months to create a smooth, firmly structured texture and a complex yet mellow flavour. Made by Westcombe Dairy in Somerset.
750ml Bottle of Domain Dupont Premier Cru French Cider. The Award winning Premier Cru is made with delicious Binet and Petit Jaune apples which gives it really moreish taste. A very sophisticated drop which goes amazingly well with pork, chicken and cheese. Diploma Winner at the hugely well regarded BBI Awards 2017 & International Cider Challenge Gold Medalist.
Dartington Crystal Cider Glass, designed to enhance every aspect of cider drinking.
8) THE CIDER INSIDER: THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO 100 CRAFT CIDERS TO DRINK NOW - BY SUSANNA FORBES
In The Cider Insider, award-winning drinks writer Susanna Forbes has hand-picked 100 great ciders that are worth seeking out and drinking now. Travel with Susanna around the world to each orchard to meet the cider makers who that pour their souls and passion into this glorious drink.
This fun, informative and beautifully written book dives into all aspects of the fascinating cider world - from single-varietals to vintage ciders, Perry, hopped cider and even ice ciders.
The Cider Insider, The essential guide to 100 craft ciders to drink nowQuadrille UK, £12.99 Available to buy here.
"The perfect guide you need to find out about the apple, the orchard, the maker and blender - in short, CIDER" - Tom Oliver, Oliver's Cider & Perry, Herefordshire.
If you want to learn more? Check out our interview with Susanna about her new book here.
9) CRAFTY NECTAR CIDER GIFT SET
Born from the flavour profile of thousands of cider drinkers, we've carefully created the world’s first and best 'craftsourced' ciders and packaged them up in this beautiful gift set.
So how do they taste?
Like proper craft cider should. Crafty Nectar No.7 is a medium, mellow and sparkling craft apple cider, made in collaboration with one of the UK’s top cider makers. Vegan friendly and Gluten free, it’s blended from the finest, freshest pressed apples helping the No.7 ooze with flavour.
Crafty Nectar No.8 Rhubarb Craft Cider is a sweet and sour cider with a tart edge. The Yorkshire sourced Rhubarb makes this cider a proper tangy taste with just the right amount of sweet flavours and aromas. A perfect refreshment for the last glimpses of the summer.
10) SOMERSET LEGENDS 750ML FINE CIDER BOX
This is a selection of the finest cider that the county of Somerset has to offer. Made available exclusively for the South West Cider week. Each cider has been specifically selected for its complexity and character and balance.
Somerset has long been known as the home of cider and these products will show you exactly why the ciders produced in this county are held in such high regard across the globe.