Long Meadow Cider is a family-run business located on the outskirts of Portadown. Recently established in January 2014 by father and son Pat and Peter McKeever, Long Meadow Cider is the result of an ambitious diversification programme that is driven by the family’s love and knowledge of the apple industry. The McKeever family have been growing apples for over three generations and know only too well the importance of high quality apples within high-quality cider. By taking control of everything from plant to pour they have produced natural, artisan craft ciders. Theirs are true artisan craft ciders made from 100% natural apples grown and harvested on the home farm, pressed and fermented over time in order to create their Medium, Blossom Burst and Oak Ages Cider. These are widely available at many off-licences, bars, restaurants and hotels within Northern Ireland and more recently in the Republic of Ireland as well as being exported to France and Norway.
Long Meadow Blossom Burst Cider is a smooth, soft and mellow cider. It won gold star status in the Guild of Fine Food Awards 2015. It is a smooth, soft, mellow cider with no concentrates, colours or artificial ingredients added. This is 100% natural apple with no added concentrates, colours or artificial ingredients. It is 100% natural apple which is lightly carbonated and of pale golden colour. Blossom Burst Cider is produced by pressing freshly picked apples that have been grown on the home farm and allowing them to ferment over a number of months, enabling all the different flavours and textures infuse with each other. This produces a natural raw cider to which apple juice from the home farm is added after the fermentation process is complete.
Long Meadow Blossom Burst Cider (4.5% ABV) is a smooth, soft and mellow cider and makes a great accompaniment with any meal, but especially hot and spicy dishes. It can also be used for making apple cider jelly and various sweet sauces.