26th May 2020

Cider enthusiasts relaunch The Taunton Cider Company

After a number of years since its disappearance, a group of cider enthusiasts have relaunched The Taunton Cider Company.

Located 10 miles from the original production site in Churchstanton,  The Taunton Cider Company have said they will ‘make every effort to build it back to its rightful position’.

The Taunton Cider Company was established in Norton Fitzwarren in 1911 and is best known for developing and producing Blackthorn Cider.

The Norton Fitzwarren site closed in 1998 after the company was taken over and cider production moved to Shepton Mallett before it later disappeared.

Co-founder, Miles Gray, said:

“We are proud and excited to resurrect this once-famous name.

We want to truly cherish this great brand and will make every effort to build it back to its rightful position, respected in the cider community and enjoyed by cider lovers everywhere.”

The Taunton Cider Company is relaunching with Taunton Original. A medium cider made with Dabinett, Yarlington Mills and Harry Masters Jersey apples.

Dry, Sweet and Vintage variants will be introduced soon.

The first bottles of the re-born company rolled off the cider press in November 2016.