Wards Hard Apple Cider
With the planting of cider specific apples from Europe on our family’s estate in the early 1920?s our great grandfather, George Washington Ward began a rich family tradition in the art and appreciation of cider. Made from a blend of Bramley, Jersey Chisel, Bulmers Norman, Porters Perfection, Lord Lambourne, Belle de Boskoop and a touch of Cox’s Orange Pippin, Wards Hard is a unique proprietary cider full of flavour and pleasing aromatics.
Made from fermented apple juice, cider comes in a number of varieties. English cider is dry, with fruity, tannic qualities and low carbonation. This can be found cask-conditioned in England. Normandy is another major cider-producing region, with a sweeter, more effervescent, very complex style. Ciders produced elsewhere are often sweet, simple beverages for mass consumption, though there are some good English-style ciders in North America and Norman-style ciders in Quebec.