Aspall launches Imperial Cyder

Aspall launches Imperial Cyder

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Aspall has launched Aspall Imperial Cyder.

Category - premium cider, vintage cider, 8.2% abv

Available - Now

Location - Sainsbury's grocery stores, UK-wide. Further off-trade and on-trade launches expected by end of summer. "It would be available abroad if there was interest, although the current focus is on the UK," a company spokesperson told just-drinks.

Price - RRP of GBP2.29 per 50cl bottle in Sainsbury's

Distribution - Aspall

Imperial, which is based on a recipe dating back to 1921, is Aspall's first product launch in four years, according to the UK-based company. "The 90-year old recipe uses an exclusive blend of the highest quality bittersweet apples from the 2010 harvest with added muscovado sugar," it said.

Aspall's joint-MD, Geoff Bradman, said that Imperial has been in development for almost a year. "Trade feedback was so positive that we accelerated the launch date by four months," he said today (28 July).