Please note, we no longer stock Jack Ratt Cider from Lyme Bay Winery. We do stock some of their fantastic Bacchus white wines (Sandbar and Bacchus Block) and Pinot Noir (when it is available, it is only made in tiny quantities!). Please check here to see which other ciders are available.
The Lyme Bay Winery
The Lyme Bay Winery is located in Axminster, Devon and is named after the stretch of English coastline between Portland and Start Bay easy to west. The area around Lyme Bay is part of a World Heritage Site, the Jurassic Coast, named for its Jurassic geology.
Jack Ratt Cider
Cider production at Lyme Bay is a careful mix of traditional methods and attitudes and modern equipment and production techniques to produce the best cider possible. Jack Ratt Cider is made using only the freshly pressed juice of locally grown, traditional cider apple varieties such as Dabinett, Kingston Black and Yarlington Mill.
Lyme Bay Cider is named Jack Ratt Cider after a famous 18th Century local smuggler called Jack Rattenbury who was known as the “Rob Roy of the West”. After a life at sea as a fisherman, pilot, seaman and smuggler, Rattenbury wrote the book Memoirs of s Smuggler.
Jack Ratt Scrumpy Cider
The award-winning Scrumpy is a still, medium-bodied dry filtered cider bottled at 6%. It has a good, clear, orange-gold colour. On the nose there are tart apple notes with a hint of creaminess. The palate is tangy, with green apple and slight vanilla notes. Long, dryish finish. Drink with some mature hard cheeses like Sussex Charmer or Keen’s Cheddar.
Awarded Two-Star Gold at The Great Taste Awards
Awarded Silver at the ‘Taste of the West Awards’ 2012
Awarded Three-Star Gold at the Great Taste Awards 2009
Jack Ratt Vintage Dry Cider 2013
The Vintage Dry Jack Ratt Cider is a full bodied (fuller than the scrumpy), still, filtered cider bottles at 7.4%. It is a darker gold colour. The nose has apple notes with slight woody notes. The palate has good texture, with nice acidity, spicy notes and a good clean apple-y, mineral finish. Refreshing, dry finish. Try with a bowl of Moules Mariniere.
Awarded Three-Star Gold at the Great Taste Awards 2012
Jack Ratt Cider is suitable for Vegans.