The Core Cider House
The Core Cider House is located in Pickering Brook in the Perth hills (Western Australia) and it is one of the most picturesque places to drink the nectar of the gods. I have been to Core Cider quite a few times and have always been a massive fan of their ciders. It was also the first Cidery that I stumbled across on one of my weekend journeys.
I was lucky enough to be invited by the owners John and Emily for a private tasting of their ciders. They were both incredibly knowledgeable about all aspects of their cider and the cider industry and I was happy to soak it all in. It was such a great chance to speak with people who also have a strong passion for cider and it was great to learn a few new things.
John and Emily were nice enough to give me two tasting paddles. These consisted of a traditional cider paddle and a sweet, sparkling cider paddle.
These following ciders are from their traditional cider range. These are drier and not carbonated. Carbonation is achieved through bottle conditioning.
Core Fusion – This cider is a perfect blend between pears and hops. It is dry but the hops give it an aromatic sweetness. I was very impressed with this cider and definitely got a few to go.
Hardcore – This is Core’s bone dry cider. It is barrel fermented and bottle conditioned. The flavour is so complex and full but still an absolute delight to drink. A real cider lovers cider.
Core Reactor – This cider is made using both apples and pears and they compliment each other perfectly. Even though it is dry the pears definitely add a pleasant sweetness.
Core Ciders Premium Range consists of two ciders that are the “champagne” of ciders.
Core-Rupt-Ed – It is dry yet sweet with a very full flavour. It is a very clear cider that is bubbled to perfection. Most definitely the “champagne of cider”. This is just a pleasure to drink.
I missed out on a tasting for the Core-Pear-Al which is made with Pears and I am told that this is just an amazing drop. I guess I’ll just have to go back when it is available again. These following ciders are from their sweet sparkling range. These ciders are carbonated and are a more modern sweet style.
Pith’d – This is by far one of the most refreshing ciders I have ever had. This is Core’s sparkling lemon cider. It is delicious and sweet with the right amount of zest.
Peace Core – This is made with four different pears and is just perfectly sweet. It is their lightest alcohol cider but delivers a full flavour that competes with the rest of the range.
Core Meltdown – This is their sparkling apple cider. It is sweet and semi dry at the same time. This is definitely a great apple cider that I would highly recommend.
Ginger – This is a perfect blend of apples and ginger working in harmony. It has the sweetness of apples and the spice of ginger. Unlike ginger beer however this doesn’t burn on the back of your throat. I really enjoyed this and found it very moreish. At 8% however drinking in moderation is recommended.
Coregasm – This is Core’s berry and lime cider. It is very sweet but has an absolute lovely tart to the flavour. Unlike some other berry ciders this was very easy to drink and was extremely refreshing.
Overall Core Cider delivers such a range of fantastic ciders that should be enjoyed by all. The flavours are also quite different and unique from cider to cider, so there is a flavour for everyone. If you haven’t already made your way to Core then I suggest that you do and enjoy a fun day in the sun.