“Once upon a time there was a man called Davy Uprichard, who had an idea”…. And we are so glad he did..
This is how the Bio begins on the Tempted? Irish Craft Cider website. .
Some six years ago, Davy Uprichard constructed a purpose built cidery at his home, outside Lisburn, a city a few miles to the south of Belfast, Northern Ireland.
He carefully blended Armagh Apples and left some of It to ferment, the rest as they say, is history, living history
Thanks to a 3 for £6 offer in a local liquor store, we came by three of the four variations that Tempted? Currently Offer. Summer sweet, Strawberry and Dry. The flavoured offerings come in 500ml bottles at 5.0%, while the dry Is 5.7% in the same size serving.
Tempted? Summer sweet
“Introducing a significant proportion of Tipperary bittersweet cider apples to the medium sweet made from Armagh’s crop.
A generous measure of in-house pure pressed apple juice is added to round off the brew”
This is an interesting and delicious variation on the Tempted? Dry. Summer Sweet is perfectly flavoured and the taste is not
Overpowering, yet it doesn’t lack the flavourings like some other brands! This one is firmly subtle
“Davy’s Original Cider is made from Bramley and Desert Apples, giving it a light taste due to the lack of specific cider Apples”.
I found this more traditional cider to be smooth and very refreshing. It is effortlessly drinkable and unlike many Brews, didn’t seem to get old in taste the more you drank.
I think this is my favourite of the Tempted? Ciders, albeit I haven’t found a bottle of Special Reserve as yet. A case of this would be great for a summer afternoon in a beer garden, or any garden for that matter. In fact sunshine isn’t even required.
A blend of sweet cider, apple juice and strawberry wine. With almost enough juice in the bottle to qualify as one of your 5 a day.
Let’s confess now, I am not really a fan of straight fruit cider variations. I like apple cider and some fruit mixes, but Pear Cider, Strawberry Or any other single fruit has never really appealed. I have tried a few and while I didn’t hate one or two, there not high on my list.
Tempted? Strawberry must be good then, as I would put it top of the list for single fruit variations.
It is light and with the strawberry wine, the fruit flavouring feels more natural than many of the overly sweet, strawberry syrup type
Brands I have tasted. It is my least favourite of the three I tried, but that is all to do with personal preference and palate.
My own personal preference stops this trip getting a gold star! Maybe that's harsh but then it's all about what I like
I do really like tempted cider so 4.5/5 for all three isn't to be sniffed at..
Hopefully the liquor store deal is still on and they have dry in stock
Having some special reserve on the shelf would make this a great day though! It's is defiantly on the booze bucket list