testimonials

Category winner “dry sparkling cider”, Asturias International Sidres de Gala, 10-2021

Premium SISGA, category winner for “dry sparkling cider”, 73 producers from 23 countries.
https://www.lasidra.as/la-sidra-210-ochobre21/

David J. McGrath, 09-2021

My my. Tried my first purchase from seidear, a local cider-making company in Aberdeenshire. “..reviving traditional techniques and adapting them to the Scottish climate and its unique apples.”
Their Seidear Champenoise is far better than any Prosseco and matches all but the more expensive brands of champagne. Their Seider Nouveau was also excellent. I will not attempt tasting notes that might be too pretentious.
More seriously though a company likely this I hope is a precursor for the relocalization of production and the recovery of long-lost artisan skills.

International Wine and Spirits Competition, Bronze, 07-2021

Delicious sweet fruit on the palate with a delightful creamy mousse and fruity long finish.
IWSC bronze medal

Tom Oliver, award-winning, renowned cider maker of Oliver’s Cider & Perry, 11-2020

Excellent cider. Great use of keeving and bottle fermentation techniques to produce a sparkling, fruity apple cider that with the use of apples grown locally in the north of Scotland, many in old walled gardens of great houses, the cider is imbued with real character and depth. A pleasure to drink and pairs well with the local lightly smoked salmon.

Ben, professional saxophone player, 10-2020

This seidear packs a lot of flavour, initially crisp and dry layers of flavour unfold on the pallete. It is not too sweet and not too dry but strikes a balance which makes it dangerously drinkable and satisfying. And yes i did drink both bottles last night, it was rather moreish.

John, wine merchant, 09-2020

I have tried it. I really liked it. For me it retains the freshness of the apples, whilst still definitely being cider. I am definitely no cider expert, and normally I associate cider with tasting of apples that have oxidized. I didn’t get this here, In fact I would say the parallels with good sparkling wine are much closer (not just because it is made “champagne method”). Another factor in its favour is that it is relatively low in alcohol (7.2%) so really nice as a wine alternative (I had it with a salad made with some honey roasted vegetables and a lightish dressing).

Yoga, expat enjoying local life, 01-2021

Don’t need champagne. Soft, fine on the palate . Sophisticated bubbly. Cider like no other. Hans says very good. Frans ” top shelf “. Michiel really good , best cider he’s ever had. We love it ❤

Nick, 10-2020

We shared the cider with a meal last night. Mixed response. None of us are cider drinkers but delighted to sample the offering! 2 of us loved it, 2 were less enthusiastic. My own thoughts are it is light, not too sweet and not overpowered by apples. Enjoyed it very much. Its bottle and source of apples add to the appeal. An ideal gift.

Chris Bath, 12-2020

This is a really delicious drink, it’s the best I have tasted. I need to buy more for Christmas.

Christian, inventor of seidear, 08-2020

When you open and pour seidear it sounds and looks like Champagne, with a dominating pop, a mysterious misty cloud surrounding the well behaved bottle showing off very fine bubbles. The first flavour note is similar to Champagne, but then the Scottish apples take me by surprise – out of nowhere, with their deep and fruity aromas. We have created a new drink!