Caledonian Cider Co

Full juice & wild fermented in the Highlands since 2014

Our Story

We’re a small cidery founded in 2014 producing roughly 4000 liters per year based on the Black Isle about 20 minutes north of Inverness.

The aim for our cider is to reflect the Highland terrior, which in cidermaking terms is an undiscovered territory. We do this by using fruit which is hand picked when ripe from un-sprayed local apple trees. Our cider apple orchards are, we believe, among the most northerly in Europe.

We ferment using wild yeast found naturally on the apples themselves, in ex-whisky casks stored at ambient temperature. This gives us a long and slow fermentation which tracks the natural  temperature fluctuations as we head through the Winter into Spring. It’s not uncommon for the juice to freeze solid for a few days at a time.

The casks are then blended to produce each of our individual ciders.

We hope you enjoy them as much as we do.

Slàinte mhath, Ryan.