This 2017 vintage medium dry bittersweet cider is made from 100% juice from Irish apples. The apples are macerated and pressed by hand using wild fermentation with minimal intervention.
As with all Killahora ciders, this is slow fermented at cooler winter temperatures and then matured for between 1 and 2 years to allow a range of flavours to develop from the different stages of fermentation.
As the name suggests, the cider is a blend of early ripening varieties of apples which creates a light, crisp and fruity cider.
A Piece of Irish and Brand History: The name Johnny Fall Down is a play on the name of a legendary cider that was made in Cork, called Johnny Jump Up. The story, which is told in a traditional Irish song, goes that the cider was aged in whiskey barrels from the local Jameson distillery and that this gave it quite a kick! This cider is a lot more refined, but it’s a good story!
Cider Is Wine is the quality mark for ciders and perries fermented exclusively from apples and pears, not-from-concentrate. There are no global standards the production of ciders and perries meaning that in the UK most cider made comes from just 35% juice all of which can be imported concentrate, which can make a British cider. Cider Is Wine ciders and perries are all made by crafts people from 100% fresh juice.
Cider Is Wine works with some of the world’s cutting edge cider producers, those with great peer reviews, leaders of their industry who believe passionately in the heritage and sustainable quality of what they do. They have great precision and artistry in the ciders and perries that they make, and they are all individuals.
Cider Is Wine’s objective is that by 2030 all available global trade and consumers will be aware of the ciders and perry sector, exclusively fermented, either partially or wholly, fermented from apples and pears, not-from-concentrate.
Cider Is Wine markets, imports, distributes and retails exceptional producers of artisan ciders made like wines to the description above. It leads the alcohol market in increasing the value of the cider experience from consumers through the whole trade, working with influencers and media to create the awareness of the niche sector which is worth an estimated £150M at UK retail value.