Monday 18 January 2010

First cider of the year

A visit to Llantrisant today was a bit dissapointing as most of the pubs were shut, however the Crown in nearby Llantwit Fardre was open so a pint of Otley was imbibed there. Behind the Crown is the Gwynt Y Ddraig cider farm so it would have been rude not to have gone and see Bill, Drew, Glyn et al. Naturely a pint of cider was offered to me, the first of the year. The Black Dragon cider is as excellent as ever, loaded with tannins it was a bit of a shock to the system at first but turned out an enjoyable drink in the end. Second cider was the lucious Haymaker, sweet and golden as poured straight from the tank. From the farm I can still see snow on the mountains to the north. Cider is not usually thought of as a winter drink but Welsh craft cider should be!

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