"artistic labels jump out at you from every corner.
Sheep, orchards, apples, dancing, young lovers, chickens"

James Crowden in Cider The Forgotten Miracle

 

In 1989 full of the joys of the UK’s first ever full cider distilling licence we began a search for an artist to illustrate our label. The celebrated sculptress Dame Elisabeth Frink painted the first – a ram's head (she already had her name down for half a dozen bottles).

Over the next decade new labels were designed for our three year old Somerset Cider Brandy by illustrious artists related to the West Country – all in  return for the promise of Somerset Cider Brandy.

In  2011 to celebrate a great victory in Brussels when we were awarded a PGI (Protected Geographical Indication) Damien Hirst designed us a label and a box for our 20 year old.

Dame Elizabeth Frink created our first three year old label in 1991. In 1992 she was followed by  Patrick Reyntiens OBE then Lucy Willis (1993), Sir Peter Blake (1994), David Inshaw (1996), James Lynch (1997) and Candace Bahouth (1999)

Paddy Mounter drew this poster to celebrate our first brandy. 

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Damien Hirst


Current Collaborations

 

20 year old Somerset Cider Brandy (70cl) in Dennis Chinaworks bottle

Dennis Chinaworks made these limited edition bottles for our 20 year old Cider Brandy.

Each bottle is hand-thrown and turned. Colour is spun on the leather-hard earthenware and decorated by incising and slip-trailing the designs. Further colour is added using underglazes and natural oxides, then the pots are  finished with a clear glaze. From beginning to end each pot is the work of a single decorator. Their signature joins the number, company name, date and thrower's mark on the base

http://www.dennischinaworks.com/

10 year old Somerset Cider Brandy (70cl) in Johnny Leach bottle £95

Potter Johnny Leach made us a limited edition bottle for our 10 year old Cider Brandy.

Johnny is the grandson of renowned potter Bernard Leach and son of David Leach. He continues the family tradition at Muchelney Pottery on the edge of the ancient village of Muchelney in the heart of the Somerset Levels. These bottles are lovingly hand-thrown, using local clays, before being wood-fired in the three-chambered kiln to the high stoneware temperature of 1320°C which creates their distinctive 'toasted' finish.

https://www.johnleachpottery.co.uk

10 year old in Johnny Leach Bottle
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The Turk

Renowned British artist Gavin Turk designed this limited edition label to celebrate 30 years with our stills Josephine and Fifi.

This is a special single cask bottling of Somerset Cider Brandy distilled in 1998. It is smooth and rich and slightly lighter than our normal 20 year old bottling. 

The Turk
65.00
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20 year old Somerset Cider Brandy (70cl) in Dennis Chinaworks bottle

Dennis Chinaworks made these limited edition bottles for our 20 year old Cider Brandy.

Each bottle is hand-thrown and turned. Colour is spun on the leather-hard earthenware and decorated by incising and slip-trailing the designs. Further colour is added using underglazes and natural oxides, then the pots are  finished with a clear glaze. From beginning to end each pot is the work of a single decorator. Their signature joins the number, company name, date and thrower's mark on the base

http://www.dennischinaworks.com/