Long Meadow Cider, a leading Northern Ireland producer of award winning ciders, cider vinegar and apple juice, has launched a new Spiced Apple Juice in time for Christmas.
The new product, according to the family owned company, is made from its successful apple juice infused with seasonal spices, orange, lemon, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg.
Long Meadow’s Catherine McKeever, who founded the small business with husband Pat and son Peter, described the new product as “delicious either hot or cold”. “It’s a very warming drink, in particular, for the cold winter months ahead and is also ideal for the Christmas season due the traditional spices such as cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg,” she says.
The new juice is being rolled out to the company’s network of retailers which includes major supermarkets such as Sainsbury.
Long Meadow, was founded by the McKeevers in 2012 on the back of a family heritage of growing applies over more than 50 years.
The progressive business grows and harvests apples from a total of 120 acres, 30 of which are on the home farm. It has an outstanding track record in developing original ciders including the first vintage matured here in whiskey casks
In addition to a hugely successful business producing and exporting award-winning ciders, apple juices and apple cider vinegar – currently in-trend with health conscious shoppers – the company has created an imaginative programme of Apple Blossom Tours, food events, workshops and even art classes in the orchards. The orchards have become a food destination for tourists and other visitors.
The company’s products, especially its Blossom Burst, have, in addition, awon a string of UK Great Taste and Blas na hEireann Irish Food Awards.