The Festival of Britten Still Suffolk Cyder is an un-carbonated matured and blended bottled cider which at 8.4% abv has hints of oak and 'a full-bodied' wine-like character. The limited edition drink from the family that has brought us the Premier Cru, Peronelle's Blush and Lady Jennifer's is a collaboration with the Aldeburgh Festival, the music and art event Britten founded in Suffolk in June 1948, where the product was launched earlier this month. Bearing a label featuring a picture of renowned local artist Maggi Hambling’s sculpture Scallop on Aldeburgh Beach which is dedicated to Britten, it will be on sale at the Royal Albert Hall and other venues celebrating Britten's anniversary, including Carnegie Hall in New York and venues in Berlin and Munich.
This cider comes with a story: Britten was a regular customer at Aspall in the 1950s and 1960s, buying Suffolk cyder directly from the Chevallier Guild family.
“Collaborating with Aldeburgh Music to launch a Britten-inspired cyder was an exciting opportunity for us to celebrate Aspall’s rich Suffolk heritage, 65 years of the Aldeburgh Festival, distinguished local artist Maggi Hambling and the 100 year anniversary of one of our finest customers," said Aspall partner Barry Chevalier Guild.
£2.69 per bottle.
In 500 ml bottles from Aspall directly. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01728 860510.
Why you should buy it:
Chevallier Guild, said they had crafted a new drink 'inspired by the Aspall cyder Britten would have enjoyed'. "The still, higher strength Festival of Britten Still Suffolk Cyder represents the style of cyder produced at Aspall in the last 100 years and makes the perfect accompaniment to food with its wine-like characteristics," he said.