Lyme Bay Winery has added new Ammonite craft ciders to its Jack Ratt cider range.

The new range is inspired by one of the most recognisable marine fossils found on the beaches of the South West, are made from the freshly-pressed juice of West Country apples in three distinctly different flavours of Sour Cherry, Botanicals, and Hops.

Responding to the growing appetite for ‘sour’ drinks with a bit of a bite, Ammonite Sour Cherry Cider has a refreshing stiff upper lip and beautifully integrated cherry notes of almond, clove and a hint of cinnamon. This serious cherry cider pairs well with pork and spicy Asian dishes.

One for the gin aficionados, our Ammonite Botanical Cider displays crisp apple flavours intermingled with the traditional gin notes of juniper, angelica, and coriander. The added complexity of orange and black pepper make this a multi-layered cider which stands up well alongside flavoursome dishes like pot-roasted beef with French onion gravy.

For those who veer towards beer, Ammonite Hops Cider is a dry-hopped West Country version combining the lightly tart and tannic bite of cider with the classic American IPA hops Simcoe and Cascade. These add citrus overtones and a distinctive pine-like aroma, creating a cider which is the perfect partner for tempura battered seafood and fish tacos.

All three Ammonite ciders come in 330ml brown bottles (4% ABV) and are available to trade customers in cases of 12 at £17.04 (ex.VAT), RRP £2.50 each.