Cider apples differ hugely in taste from cooking, eating or dessert apples. Cider apples are naturally higher in tannins and lower in fructose, which results in a cleaner, crisper cider, and lower in calories than commercially produced ciders. We are one of four single-origin orchards in Ireland, only using apples in our ciders from our own sustainable orchards. A "blossom-to-bottle" ethos helps ensure sustainability, authenticity, quality, traceability, uniqueness and compliance.
"Our Founding Father, a proud Corkman, an exceptional character with great passion, forsight & vision"
A proud Corkman and Irishman with a deep love of his county and country, a pioneering spirit and a passionate man on all things Brandy, Calvados and Cognac. Michael was the first man to grow grapes here in Ireland. He was keen to grow grapes to make an Irish wine. Latterally he planted an apple orchard to make cider, then double distill that cider to make apple brandy - a product most similar to Calvados.
In 2010 when Michael died, the vines were removed, however the Orchards continue to flourish and thrive and William now continues his father's vision and legacy, with the guidance of Dan Duggan - Longuevilles’ Master Distiller and Chief Cideroligist.
"Our expertise in fermenting exceptional cider and in distilling and maturing brandy delivers one of Ireland's best ciders and Ireland's only Apple Brandy. The apple brandy combines a smoothness on the palate and richness in body, with a distinct apple-sweet taste that we are immensely proud of."