Steilhead Cider, Auldgirth.

Max and Penny Nowell owners of local business Steilhead Cider, Auldgirth, recently joined us as guest speakers of Rotarian Gordon Lawson

Weekly meeting Wednesday 16th October 2019

Steilhead Cider, Auldgirth.


Max and Penny Nowell owners of local business Steilhead Cider, Auldgirth, recently joined us as guest speakers of Rotarian Gordon Lawson at one of our weekly meetings at the Thornhill Inn.

Max and Penny run their cider making business locally from Steilhead cottage, located near Auldgirth. They are proud of the fact that they use locally sourced apples many of which come from their own orchard at Steilhead and use no added flavourings, sweeteners or sulphites.

They produce a range of craft ciders, not to be confused with the mass produced commercial ciders that are on the market. They let their cider ferment naturally using only the natural yeast found in the apples themselves at their own pace and don’t use any added ingredients in their cider the same way that the generations of their family have done.

Max gave a very informative talk on the origins of cider making by the ancient Greeks and Romans, also how apple trees had long ago migrated from forests around Kazakhstan and are now well established across Europe and Asia. Whilst Penny talked in depth starting from the setting up of their own orchard at Steilhead to the brewing process from pressing the apples, fermentation through to bottling.

During the evening members enjoyed sampling various ciders that Max and Penny produce, I for one was well impressed with the range available, they also include a mulled cider in their range which would make a lovely winter warmer.

The club went on to thank Max and Penny for giving up their time to come along to our weekly meeting and giving us a very informative talk on their Cider making business, and wish them every success for the future.

More inforation:

http://steilheadcider.co.uk/index.html


A.S. 26-10-2019

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