Willys Cider

Willy's Cider

Chase Distillery's Willy's Cider 

Category - Cider, 4% abv

Available - From next month 

Location – UK on-trade; independent retailers 

Price - RRP of GBP3 (US$4.77) per 50cl bottle 

Distribution - To be confirmed 

Herefordshire-based Chase Distillery is launching a “high-end” apple cider into the UK market. 

Willy's Cider, which is 4% abv, is described by the company as “lightly sparkling” with a “crisp and refreshing flavour”, containing “no artificial colours or flavours”. 

The cider has been made at the company's site since 2009 and is distilled to create Chase's gin range. It is only now the company has decided to bottle and sell it. 

“We’re launching Willy’s Cider to really highlight the provenance of our spirits to a wider audience,” said company founder William Chase. “We distil this cider to create our fine gins, and ... it was only a matter of time before we started to bottle and sell it as a stand-alone product.”

The company is also re-launching its Williams Elegant Gin, an apple-based gin infused with 11 organic botanicals, including juniper, angelica, orange and lemon peel, hops and elderflower.

Earlier this year, Chase Distillery signed a distribution deal in the UK with Cellar Trends.