MacIvors Cider Co.
For more than 150 years the MacNeice family has been growing and nurturing apples in their orchards in County Armagh. With more than 100 acres of wonderful apple trees this is no easy task, but cider maker Greg MacNeice learned from the best – his dad Sammy, who, like his father before him, has kept this family tradition alive. Greg is now the 5th generation apple grower.
Mac Ivors Cider Co is based in the orchards at Ardress where Mac Ivors Traditional Dry Cider, Medium Cider and Plum and Ginger Cider are produced.
It all starts with an apple and ends with great tasting pints of cider.
What They Do
Mac Ivors Medium Cider 4.5%A light, fresh and fruity Medium Cider. It is a lively blend of over ten different apple varieties. With the focus on modern dessert apple varieties, this cider delivers a mouth-watering, easy drinking refreshment whilst, staying true to the belief that cider should taste of real apples. Available in 500ml bottles and 50L Kegs. Mac Ivors Traditional Dry Cider 5.6%Inspired by the aromatic ciders of Northern France, our Traditional Dry Cider is an elegant blend of over ten different apple varieties. The crisp Armagh Bramley apples balance the fragrant flavours of traditional dessert apples and bittersweet cider apples, giving a deep and dry cider style. Available in 500ml bottles. Mac Ivors Plum & Ginger Cider 4% The luscious Plum & Ginger Cider is a subtle blend of the ever-popular Medium Cider with plum and ginger juice. Rosé in colour with delicate bubbles, the apples marry perfectly with the rounded, fruity flavour of plum. The ginger then delivers a lovely heat to the finish. It is all you could ever want it to be! Available in 500ml bottles. Mac Ivors Vintage Reserve Cider 5% Delicious with full-bodied roundness, the Vintage Reserve Cider is blended from the most mature stock of cider. With a concentrated palate of fresh apple skin, it is dry and refined finishing with a light effervescent sparkle that leaves the palate refreshed and wanting more. Available in 330ml bottles. New to their range is a non-alcoholic cider.
Dublin Cider Cup 2019: Gold medals for Medium Cider and Plum & Ginger Cider. Blás na hÉireann awards 2018: Gold medal for Medium Cider and Silver medal for Plum & Ginger Cider. The International Brewing and Cider Awards 2017: Gold medals for Dry, Medium and Plum & Ginger Ciders. National Trust Fine Farm Produce 2017 awards for both Mac Ivors Medium and Mac Ivors Traditional Dry. Great Taste Awards2016: One Gold star awarded to Traditional Dry Cider and Medium Cider. The International Brewing and Cider Awards 2015: Gold medal and the acclaimed Champion Cider award for Mac Ivors Traditional Dry Cider (5.6% ABV). International Cider Awards 2015: Traditional Dry Cider awarded Gold in the ‘Open Apple with 2.5-7.5% ABV Class’. Mac Ivors Medium and Mac Ivors Traditional Dry both feature in McKenna’s Guides, Best in Ireland.
Where To Buy
SuperValu/Centra stores across Ireland, Tesco stores across NI, Marks & Spencer’s NI, Next Door Group, Carryout Group, O’Donovan’s Group, Molloy Group and all good independent off sales and pubs. Full stockist list available on Mac Ivors website.