Long Meadow Cider
Long Meadow are an award-winning, family run, craft artisan production company established in January 2014, the result of an ambitious diversification programme. All products are produced from their home-grown, hand-picked fruit.
Long Meadow Cider is a true Armagh Craft Cider produced by father and son Pat & Peter McKeever. For three generations the McKeever men have been tending to the farm at Long Meadow, growing and producing a variety of apples including tart Bramleys (PGI) sweet Katy’s, Worcester and Golden Delicious. They know only too well the importance of high quality apples within high quality ciders. Their orchards are maintained all year round to create a healthy and substantial crop. Harvest season begins in August/September, once the apples are picked they are pressed and left to ferment and mature over the winter months.
In 2012, Long Meadow Farm diversified into the cider industry producing two varieties, Medium and Blossom Burst. They now have a third limited edition, Dry Oak Aged Cider. Their Medium Cider is sharp and refreshing, a real thirst quencher. Blossom Burst has a soft, smooth mellow taste, a great accompaniment with any meal and their Oak Aged Cider has been stored in oak aged barrels allowing apple and oak to infuse with each other leaving a boisterous dry cider. The latest additions to their range are Mulled Cider, smooth and relaxing infused with seasonal spices creating a winter warm aromatic finish and pure pressed Apple Juice, crisp and smooth, the taste of freshly squeezed apples produced from a variety of sweet apples. All products are made from 100% natural apple grown and harvested on the home farm. “FROM PLANT TO POUR – THE PERFECT DRINK”
What They Do
Craft Cider, Still & Sparkling Apple Juice & Apple Cider Vinegar
Medium and Blossom Burst ABV 4.5% (500ml bottles and draft) Oak Aged Cider ABV 5.5% (500ml bottle) Rhubarb & Honey Cider ABV 4% (500ml bottles) Mulled Cider ABV 4.5% (750ml bottle) Still & Sparkling Apple Juice (750ml & 250ml bottles) Apple Cider Vinegar (750ml & 330ml bottles)
Great Taste Awards 2014 1 star: Medium Cider, Great Taste Awards 2015 1 star: Medium and Blossom Burst Cider, Great Taste Awards 2016 2 stars: Blossom Burst Cider International Cider Challenge 2015: Bronze Medium Cider Blas na hEireann Irish Food Awards 2015: Silver Award Medium & Blossom Burst Cider Blas na hEireann Irish Food Awards 2016: Silver Award Blossom Burst Cider Blas Na hEireann Irish Food Awards 2017: Bronze Award Medium & Blossom Burst Cider Best NI Product (2017) with Belfast City Airport and Food NI for Blossom Burst Cider. Rhubarb & Honey Cider: International Cider Challenge 2018 Bronze Award. Apple Cider Vinegar: ABC Business Innovation Award 2019. 2019 Great Taste 1 star Apple Cider Vinegar with Mother. Blas na hEireann 2020- Bronze for Blossom Burst Cider Great Taste Award 2020-1* for apple cider vinegar, Sparkling Apple Juice & Blossom Burst Cider
Where To Buy
Available throughout NI in independant Off-Sales, Bars, Restaurants and Hotels. Craft Ciders also available in all Sainsbury's stores NI. Stockist list available on website and Facebook. Please contact directly for distributor list and information.