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 orchard's. A "blossom-to-bottle" ethos helps ensure sustainability, authenticity, quality, traceability, uniqueness and compliance. It hugely compliments the estates house -Longueville House, Boutique Accommodation and Exclusive Hire property in Mallow, County Cork.
"Our Founding Father, a proud Corkman, an exceptional character with great passion, forsight & vision"
A proud Cork/Irishman with a very deep fondness for his county and country, a pioneering spirit and a very passionate man about Brandy, Calvados & Cognac, Michael was the first man ever to try to grow grapes here in Ireland. He was keen to grow grapes and apples to make wine and cider and then double distill that wine and cider to make brandy and a product like Calvados (our Irish Apple Brandy).
While there was no real constituency in growing grapes, 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."
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